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Katy Independent School District

Campus Administrative Support

EXCUSED ABSENCES

 Student absences are considered excused for the following reasons:

1. Personal illness (includes healthcare visit without documentation) – parent note or phone call required;

2. Death of an immediate family member (immediate family is defined as parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling

of the student or parent, or a person living in the home) -- note required;

3. Emergency in immediate family (as defined at item #2);

4. Illness of the student's child with note;

5. School-imposed absence necessary to treat lice;

6. Illness resulting from ongoing medical or psychiatric treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, dialysis, etc. with a doctor note indicating specific timeframes and anticipated absences);

7. Olympic-caliber competition [with application approved by principal; up to ten (10) days per school year];

8. Removal by CPS/law enforcement and related days [including an arrest or incarceration for nonschool-related matters or incarceration beyond three (3) days for school-related matters (if not withdrawn)];

9. Homeland security and visa appointment (passport/INS/visa/residency; with documentation requiring appearance and proof of attendance);

10. Citizenship application appointments and/or participation in a U. S. naturalization oath ceremony (with documentation) including a maximum of one day travel to and one day travel from the site if applicable (requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);

11. Sounding taps for a military honor funeral held in the state of Texas (for students in grades 6 through 12 and requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);

12. Mandated court appearance with documentation of requirement (subpoena/court order) and attendance including a maximum of one day travel to and one day travel from the site if applicable (requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);

13. Appointment with health care professional such as a doctor, dentist, psychiatrist, or licensed professional psychologist:

• Partial day, or

• Full day.

An appointment with a health care professional would include a visit to a doctor or dental office, a speech therapist (SLP), a licensed social worker (LCSW or LMSW), a psychologist (LPA), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), or a professional under the order of a medical doctor; including for a student diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder an appointment with a health care practitioner to receive generally recognized services such as applied behavioral analysis, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.

14. Mentorship absence required to complete DAP or high school graduation;

15. Homebound instruction (CEHI-approved, including PEP students);

16. Medicaid-eligible; participating in Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (with documentation);

17. Nurse sent home from school and/or any consecutive days approved by the campus nurse;

18. Out-of-school suspension for disciplinary reason [including an arrest or incarceration for school-related matters for up to three (3) days];

19. Observance of a religious holy day (full or partial day) of obligation including a maximum of one day travel to and one day travel from the site if applicable (requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);

20. School-sponsored curricular or extracurricular activity that is NOT UIL related;

21. UIL activity (requires principal approval);

22. College/military visit -- two in junior year; two in senior year (with prior approval and appropriate verification);

23. Activity required by a probation officer (other than court appearances) or Human Services activity required by a caseworker (with documentation; requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);

24. Election clerk duties (with documentation) including a maximum of one day travel to and one day travel from the site if applicable (requires all missed assignments to be successfully completed within the timeframe established by the teacher);.

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