Special Attendance Situations

  • Administrative Excused Absence/Field Trips

    Students will receive an administrative excused absence for attending school-sponsored field trips and athletic field trips. Parents/guardians do not need to call the Student Attendance Line to excuse such absences when their student is on the approved field-trip list. Students must make up any missed work.

    College Representative Visits (In-school)

    Juniors and seniors may miss class to attend a college representative’s visit, but must get permission from their teacher in advance. Juniors and seniors may miss one class per day and the same class only once in a calendar week (maximum eight (8) classes per semester for juniors).

    Extended Illness/Hospitalization

    If a student is to be out of school for an extended period of time due to illness or hospitalization, the student’s counselor or social worker should be contacted by the parent/guardian to request a Medical Certification Form. The form must be completed and signed by the student’s physician. Once the school has received the completed and signed form, the ETHS Home/Hospital tutor will contact the family.

    Planned Absences

    A planned absence requires additional paperwork and must be approved by the Associate Principal for Student Services one week before the planned absence begins. Planned Absences may still count toward an NC based on the type of absence. Students must pick up a Planned Absence Form from the Counseling Office (E125). Students need to complete the form and obtain the signatures of their teachers, counselor, parent or guardian. Once the form is complete and relevant documentation for consideration is attached to the form, students then submit the form to the AP for Student Services for final review one week before the planned absence begins. Parents/guardians should not call the Student Attendance Line to report multiple planned absence days.

    Residency, Immunizations, Suspensions

    A student excluded from classes because of residency problems, immunization deficiencies, or suspension will receive an Administrative Absence.


    For more information on special attendance situations, contact your counselor or the Associate Principal for Student Services.