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Extended Absence Policy

NCSD Policy Regarding More than Ten (10) Consecutive Days of Absences


The Novi Community School District is committed to maintaining and building positive relationships with all families and community members. The district is also obligated to meet increased accountability expectations from the state in regards to student attendance records. As with all accountability matters, we see our parents as partners in supporting student learning. The district believes that accountability expectations are not obstacles when it comes to helping all students learn and reach their individual potential.


With this in mind, NCSD has the following policy: 


Any K-12 student who is absent for more than ten (10) consecutive days for non-medical reasons will be  immediately unenrolled, exited, and removed from the Novi Community School District’s classroom rosters and attendance system, on the 11th day. NCSD enacts this policy to ensure that our attendance system continues to align with state mandated pupil accounting practices which includes providing evidence of accurate, daily attendance.


If you anticipate an absence exceeding ten (10) consecutive days for a documented medical need, please communicate with your student’s building principal so that the principal can communicate with you about appropriate next steps. The principal may be able to provide you with help and support, however the district is also legally required to take special steps when tracking extended medical illness. 

If you are planning a more than ten (10) day extended vacation, or if you are taking your student out of NCSD schools for other reasons, please understand that your student will be unenrolled from the district on the 11th day if they have not returned to school.

NCSD aims to help all students grow and achieve each year. Extended absences hinder a student’s potential to be the best he or she can be. The district understands that some extended absences may be unavoidable, but regardless of any non-medical reason, when a student misses more than ten (10) consecutive days, we will adhere to the policy above.

Students who are unenrolled, or exited, as a result of this policy, will need contact Enrollment (248-675-3400 or to be reactivated upon returning to the Novi Community School District. Once your student returns to school, a schedule will be created to ensure student learning needs are met. Please note, the district will not guarantee that your student will have the same teacher or the same schedule upon returning

We look forward to your return. For questions about this matter, please contact your building principal.


Jeff Dinkelmann

Director of Student Growth and Accountability

Revised August 2022