• Reminder from the Morgan County Student Handbook, regarding student absences:
    MCS Student Handbook
    (pages 34-35 - Guidelines for Treatment and Immunizations) 

    Excused Absence It is not easy to define "excused" or "unexcused" absences in such a way that it will fit all situations. A student who is ill or has been to the doctor is unquestionably excused. One who is truant is unquestionably unexcused. The principal must use good judgment and should be guided by "to what degree was the choice factored?" Pupils who are out of class to participate in school activities (athletics, drama, music, etc...) are considered in attendance on official records. Pupils will be responsible for any class work they may have missed.

    Once the student has been absent 10 days per year for any illness, additional absences for illness will require a doctor’s excuse.