A parent/guardian should make every effort to schedule routine medical appointments, family functions, and vacations during school holidays or breaks. It is recommended that appointments be scheduled outside the regular school day. In order for absences relating to illness, medical appointments, bereavement, family emergencies, religious/cultural days, or district-approved family vacations to be counted as excused absences, a parent/guardian must notify the Attendance Office within 48 hours of the absence. Failure to provide documentation within 48 hours will result in an unexcused absence. We reserve the right to verify documentation.