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Upon returning to school after an absence, each student is required to bring a written note to the teacher stating the reason for the absence.  If a student misses a class exercise or test for which a grade is given because of an unexcused absence, a failing grade can be recorded. 

Unlawful absence is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day from an individual class for any reason other than those defined as lawful. Teachers are not required to provide make-up work for students when absences are unlawful. Habitual truancy is defined as being unlawfully absent for 20% or more days enrolled during the school year.