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Illegal Absence Homework Policy

Our teachers are committed to supporting your children in making up missed work due to any legal absences such as sickness, religious observance, family bereavement, preplanned medical procedures, or legal proceedings. However, Wantagh teachers are not permitted to accommodate parent requests for future work due to “illegal” absences.

This includes but is not limited to missing school due to vacations taken while school is still in session. While it is our duty and desire to support all of our children in being successful students when they return from any type of absence, we are not permitted to provide work in advance for students that are planning to be absent for vacation when school is in session. New York State defines this type of absence as an "illegal absence".