Excused absence for educational reasons must be submitted at least five (5) days in advance of the anticipated absence from school. Parent/Guardians should submit this request to the school Principal stating clearly the number of days of absence, a full description of the nature of the learning experience (where the student will visit and what it is hoped the student will learn), and under whose charge the student will be placed.
In the past, there have been occasional situations in which families have forgotten to submit an educational trip form for approval prior to their trip. Failure to submit a trip form prior to departure will result in trip days being counted as an unlawful absence. Trip forms continue to be available in the school office as well as on the HASD website.