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Absence Homework Policy

County policy considers absences due to vacations as "illegal" absences, and students are not to receive credit for work missed. We realize that vacations are an important part of family life. Though we cannot condone these vacations during times when school is in session, we do understand the need based on parents' work schedules.  Plus, many of the vacations taken by our families are in and of themselves educational.  Therefore, we will continue to work with parents and students to make-up work that has been missed when students return from their
vacations. Work will not be provided prior to these absences.  The Sparks policy developed by the staff and administration with input from parents on the School Improvement Team and PTA Executive Board is as follows:

        Students will be asked to maintain a daily journal of their vacation experiences.  The work that children miss while on vacation will be collected and given to them upon their return to school.  Students will have the same number of days they were absent (e.g. 5 days absent, 5 days) to make up work.  If make-up work is not completed in the time given, then the students will not receive credit for the work.

MMake‑up Work for Prolonged Absences

        In the case of prolonged absence, it is recommended make-up assignments be requested by the parent.  Arrangements can be made by contacting the school office, or by leaving an email message with the student's teacher.  Teachers will need adequate time to gather materials and information for these assignments. Assignments will be available for pick up in the office at the end of the school day. Students will have the same number of days they were absent (e.g. 5 days absent, 5 days) to make up work.  If make-up work is not completed in the time given, then the students will not receive credit for the work.