Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes on a daily basis. Absence from class is excused for illness, medical appointments, and funerals for members of the immediate family. Other absences that are valid, with prior approval, include unavoidable family travel, court appearance, and school activities. Absences that are not valid include cutting school, oversleeping, working, baby-sitting, DMV appointments, personal business and unverified illness. Consequences for violations will be administered. Parents may not excuse students to leave the classroom except for a valid appointment.