LCMSD does not have an independent study Board Policy; therefore, we are not permitted to offer independent study for students. If your child is absent, please know that unless it is for a health reason, it will be marked as unexcused. When students have 10% or more absences during a school year they are treated as a "chronically absent" student per state criteria. Frequent absences lead to gaps in learning and initiate a process that can ultimately lead to you and your child attending one or more School Attendance Review Board (SARB) meetings with school or district administration.
If your child must be absent for 5 or more consecutive days, please notify their teacher(s) in advance. Should the absence be due to a family emergency, bereavement, or a medical reason, the teacher will identify work that your child may complete during their absence. Should your child be absent due to an extended vacation/travel, teachers are not required to provide resources or activities for students.