Pre-arranged Absence Request

Pre-arranged Absence Request

Excused absences - Excused absence notes (including medical) must be received within three (3) school days from the end of the absence in order to be excused.

Early dismissal - In order for a student to have an excused absence when they leave school during the day, they either need to be checked out by an adult at Student Services or from the Clinic. There are no check-outs after 2:30pm. If the student drives themself, the school needs to have received permission for them to leave PRIOR to leaving campus (and no later than 12:00 noon). If they leave without being checked out or the school having received permission prior to the student leaving, the absence WILL NOT be excused. Students with permission to leave must pick up an early dismissal pass from Student Services and will not be called from class. Please put the time they are allowed to leave in the "Brief Description" section.


Excused absences guarantee students the right to make up any and all assignments assigned on the day(s) of absence at full credit. The student is responsible for asking the teacher(s) for assignments and make-up tests within two (2) class meetings with the teacher. The teacher(s) shall specify a reasonable period of time for completion of make-up work. In no case shall the time be less than one full calendar day for each day missed. Work due to be turned in on the day of the excused absence will be turned in upon return with the potential to earn full credit. The principal or designee shall have the authority to modify these conditions with a confirmed hardship. (Source: Portion from the District School Board of Pasco County Secondary Student Code of Conduct.)