Short-term Independent Study
There may be medical reasons for which you know ahead of time that your student will be absent for 5 or more consecutive school days. Your student may be quarantined, recovering from surgery, or under a doctor’s order to stay home.
In such cases, it is advised that you at least request a short-term Independent Study agreement for your student. The Attendance Coordinator will advise you if short-term Independent Study is appropriate for your student’s situation.
This Helps Student Attendance
Students may become excessively absent while at home under a doctor’s order, under a quarantine order, or recovering from surgery. Short-term Independent Study allows students to be absent for 5 to 15 consecutive school days without this time counting as absent days – provided that the student completes school work assigned during this time away.
How to Begin
Parents/guardians must initiate short-term Independent Study, through the Attendance Office. Make your request either by phone or in person.
Attendance Office staff will advise you.
Your signature is required, but may be given by phone.
For COVID-19 quarantine, short-term Independent Study may begin the same day that you provide your signature.
In all other cases, you student may begin short-term Independent Study no sooner than the day after you provide your signature – by phone or in person.
To maximize the benefits of short-term Independent Study, make your request with the Attendance Office at least one day prior to your student’s time away. Earlier requests are preferred.
Start your request for short-term Independent Study by contacting the Attendance Coordinator at 619-628-5864, or visit the Attendance Office in person. The Attendance Coordinator will advise you if short-term Independent Study is appropriate for your student. Not all requests are granted.