Worthington Schools Board Policy states:
Regular attendance by all students is very important. In many cases, irregular attendance is the major reason for poor school work; therefore, all students are urged to make appointments, do personal errands, etc., outside of school hours.
Reasons for which students may be excused include, but are not limited to:
1. personal illness of the student;
2. illness in the student’s family;
3. death in the family;
4. quarantine for contagious disease;
5. religious reasons or
6. other parent requests.
Each student who is absent must immediately, upon return to school, make arrangements with his/her teacher(s) to make up work missed. Students who are absent from school for reasons not permitted by Ohio law may, or may not, be permitted to make up work (see 1-6 above). Each case is considered on its merits by the principal and the respective teacher(s). Students are requested to bring a note to school after each absence explaining the reason for the absence or tardiness.
The Board does not believe that students should be excused from school for non-emergency trips out of the District. Students who are taken out of school for trips or vacations are not given permission to do so by the school. The responsibility for such absence resides with the parent(s), and they must not expect any work missed by their child to be retaught by the teacher. If the school is notified in advance of such a trip, reasonable efforts are made to prepare a general list of assignments for the student to do while he/she is absent.