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Prior Approval for Absence

According to North Carolina State Law for School Attendance and Accouting, in order for students to receive an excused absence for any trip, the following criteria must be met:
  1. Prior notification of intended travel must be given to the school office.
  2. Demonstration that the purpose of the absence is for educational opportunity. (Teacher will assign required proof.)
Examples of Proof of Educational Value:
  • Daily journal entries
  • Report on specific activity, pictures, pamphlets, etc.
  • Artwork
  • Charts, graphs, etc.
  • Weather data
  • Other teacher suggested activities
In keeping with this law, please use this form if your child will be absent for a trip. Submit this form at least 10 days prior to the trip and return the required proof of educational value within 2 days of your return. Unless this form and requirements are completed in a timely manner, absences will not be excused. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Kelly Kirkland