Consistent 'in the seat' attendance is always preferable for student achievement. However for those occasions where it is impossible for a student to attend school, parents may request a student be placed on Independent Study.
An Independent Study Contract can be approved for a minimum of 5 days absence, at the teachers' and/or principal's discretion. Please give the school attendance office one to two week's notice when requesting an Independent Study packet for a student. Teachers will need ample time to gather enough homework to count toward average daily attendance (ADA) while the student is away. All work done through Independent Study must be returned to the DIS office in order to receive proper attendance credit for the student. Also, factor in that upon return each teacher must also give approval that adequate work was completed while on the Independent Study.