Family Trips (as per PCSD Board Policy #204)

Vacation Approval FORM (in PDF format)

Requests for family trips will be considered as excused absences if prior approval is

requested and granted by the respective principal and the duration and frequency do

not interfere with the student’s educational progress. Any family trips for which

prior approval is not obtained may be considered as unexcused and/or unlawful and,

if in excess of three (3) days, a first notice may be served on the parent/guardian.

Students requesting permission to vacation with parents/guardians must complete a

vacation approval form which, when completed, will explain the reason for the

request and the duration of the trip. Parents/Guardians of the student must appear

personally in the office of the school principal to complete a vacation approval form

and discuss the request prior to the student absence for said vacation.

Conditions of approval:

1.Students who travel with parents/guardians after receiving prior approval of the

principal shall be considered lawfully absent.

2.Students will be given the opportunity to make up any class work, assignments,

projects or tests.

a. The teacher will provide an outline of the material covered and assignments

for the period of absence upon request by the student.

b. Make-up tests will be administered at the teachers’ convenience.

c. All make-up work must be completed within a period of time equal to the

length of the approved vacation, commencing with the first school day after

the completion of the vacation.

3.In grades K-8, students accumulating absences of four (4) or more days in the

first nine (9) week period, eight (8) or more in the second, twelve (12) or more in

the third, and fifteen (15) or more in the fourth nine (9) week period may be

refused permission. If the vacation is taken, make up will be forfeited.

In grades 9-12, students accumulating absences of four (4) or more days in the

first nine (9) week period, eight (8) or more days in the second, four (4) or more

in the third, and eight (8) or more in the fourth nine (9) week period may be

refused permission. If the vacation is taken, make up privileges will be forfeited.

4.Family trips shall be limited to no more than ten (10) days of approved vacation.

Days missed due to vacation will be counted toward the thirty (30) day and

fifteen (15) day attendance rule.

5.No more than one (1) vacation approval will be granted to any student.