An excused absence is an absence that has been sanctioned by the parent and the school. There are lots of reasons why an absence would be excused, including, for example, personal illnesses, the illness or death of an immediate family member, religious holidays, educational trips, trips with parents, school-sponsored activities, judicial actions, and military dependents visiting in time of combat duty. Absences not included in this list will be unexcused. For more information, view the school district’s attendance policy. The attendance policy also explains documentation that may be required for an absence to be excused.