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School Attendance and Independent Study Requirements



School Attendance: 

  • Please notify the office each and every day that your student is absent from school. You can reach the office at 916-294-9135. You can call anytime during school office hours (7:30 am - 4:00 pm), or leave a message on the attendance line. When leaving a message, please state your name, your student's name, the date of the absence, and the reason for the absence. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • If you visit a medical professional for your student's illness, injury, etc., bring us a doctor's note verifying the visit, and your student's absence(s) will be medically excused.
 Independent Study Contracts (“ISC”)
  • Please plan vacations and family trips during school holidays. Pulling students out of school causes disruption to their learning and can be very challenging for our staff.
  • If an ISC is needed, it must be arranged with the office staff at Folsom Hills (not at EO or SJG) at least 10 school days prior to the leave of absence. Please notify the FHE office in person when an ISC is needed.  You must also bring your student(s) as they sign the contract as well.
  • A parent or guardian AND student must sign the ISC together in person.  An ISC needs be at least 5 consecutive school days in length, and any agreement longer than 20 consecutive school days must be approved by the Director of Attendance and Due Process.