Excused Absence Form 

OCPS Attendance Policy and Procedures

Regular school attendance is mandatory if high school students are to be successful in classes. Apopka High School believes a strong attendance policy supports the achievement of students.

1. Student attendance directly affects student achievement. Therefore, Apopka High School expects that students will attend all day, every day.

2. The principal is authorized by the school board to accept only the following reasons for absence(s) of a student:

a. illness, injury or other medical conditions

b. illness or death of a member of the student’s immediate family

c. recognized (or established) religious holidays and/or religious instruction

d. medical appointments, in conjunction with written physician’s statement

3. To report an absence, parents/guardians must send written notification to the school’s attendance office within 48 hours of the day of the absence. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence within 48 hours.

4. Students will be given a reasonable amount of time to make up any work assignments that were missed during an excused absence. Specifically, the student has the equivalent of the number of days absent plus one additional day to submit make-up work to the teacher.