College & Military Visits
Juniors and Seniors are allowed two school days per year by the state for college visits. One of these days may be used as a travel day. Prior to a college visit students need to pick up a yellow College Day Form from the counselor’s office to have it signed by a counselor and principal. A copy of this form should be given to Ms. Jefferies before the visit and the yellow form needs to be signed by a college official on the visit.
The student will also need to obtain a letter from the college on the day of their visit. This should be on the institution’s letterhead with the student’s full name and the date of the visit. It also needs to state that the student was on campus for an official visit. The yellow form and the college letter must be turned in to Ms. Jefferies within 3 school days of the visit. Once received and coded the absence will not count against the student’s absences. Any additional college visit days should be submitted as pre-planned absences in order to be excused.
Obtaining College Visit form for Virtual Students
Virtual students need to contact Erin Lemish in the counselor's office to request a College Visit form. Her email is email@example.com.
Ms. Lemish will obtain the required signatures and scan the form to the student. Please inform Ms. Jefferies about the upcoming visit and follow the instructions above for returning the forms so that the absence can be excused. You can scan the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences for Military Recruitment
Students who are 17 years of age or older and pursuing enlistment in a branch of the United States Armed Services or the National Guard are allowed 2 days per school year for “military recruit” absences. The student needs to notify the school prior to the absence and, after the absence, must provide a letter from the recruiter that includes the student’s name, the military branch, the date of the visit, and a signature by the recruiting officer. This letter must be turned in to Ms. Jefferies within 3 school days of the visit. Once received and coded, the absence will not count against the student.