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Absences at Centralia High School

Excused Absences – CSD Board Policy 3122


The following are valid excuses for absences:

  1. Participation in a district or school approved activity or instructional program;
  2. Illness, health condition or medical appointment (including but not limited to medical, counseling, dental or optometry);
  3. Family emergency, including but not limited to a death or illness in the family;
  4. Religious or cultural purpose including observance of a religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction;
  5. Court, judicial proceeding or serving on a jury;
  6. Post-secondary, technical school or apprenticeship program visitation, or scholarship interview;
  7. State-recognized search and rescue activities consistent with RCW 28A.225.055;
  8. Absence directly related to the student’s homeless status;
  9. Absence resulting from a disciplinary/corrective action. (e.g., short-term or longterm suspension, emergency expulsion); and
  10. Principal (or designee) and parent, guardian, or emancipated youth mutually agreed upon approved activity.