Absences in Elementary School and Middle School (Grades K-8) Students in grades K-8 schools may not exceed nine (9) unexcused absences per year.If a student misses more than half of the school day, a full absence will be accumulated. A student and a student’s parent or guardian shall be given written notice when a student’s unexcused absences exceed four (4) days.The student could be retained if unexcused absences exceed nine (9) unexcused days per year. If the maximum number of unexcused absences is exceeded, the student and parent/guardian may petition the Attendance Committee for review of the reasons for the absences. Petition for review by the Attendance Committee may be filled-out at any time after notification, but in any event, no later than 30 calendar days after the final day of the semester. The Attendance Committee shall review the student’s entire attendance record and documented excuses to determine whether to allow the student to pass.