We believe it is vital for students to attend school when they are healthy. Therefore, extended absences for family vacations mid-school-year are strongly discouraged. We also note that according to California Education Code 48205, student absences due to family vacations and trips are unexcused.
School is in session for only 180 days per year, and so we ask parents’ cooperation in scheduling vacation during the remaining 185 non-instructional days. Students missing school will be asked to make up missed work, while simultaneously attending to new assignments upon their return. These obligations often add stress to students’ lives.
Portola Valley School District is committed to partnering with you to ensure the well-being of your child. We value our partnership with families in supporting our students’ continuous and meaningful learning opportunities during the school year.