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Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be in all classes and to make daily attendance a top priority. Only through consistent attendance and class participation do students achieve the benefits of the educational program. Students and their parents/guardians are asked to consider the impact of participating in several activities that may require numerous school absences due to competition or major travel. The Iowa City Community School District has outlined policies for the expressed purpose of encouraging regular attendance practices on the part of students. These guidelines are described below.

Parents/Guardians can assist in providing the best possible educational experience for the student by only asking to excuse their child from school in cases of emergency or illness; not for conducting business that can be completed on weekends or outside of school time. Therefore, please be aware that parent requests to excuse an absence will not always be granted.