Mission Valley Parents: If you are planning an extended absence for your student(s), please read the following guidelines of the Fremont Unified School District.
A parent can request an Independent Study Contract NOT to exceed ten (10) school days. Requests must be received at least ten school days in advance of the absence by the Attendance Office and Teacher.
Short term voluntary Independent Study program may extend for not less than five (5) days and not more than ten (10) consecutive school days. Only one (1) Independent Study per school year in grades Kindergarten to 12.
The parent must notify the school administrator of intentions to go on a trip or to be absent for other non-medical reasons at least ten (10) school days prior to the absence.
Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures in Language Arts or Math may not be eligible for short term Independent Study.
Students may not be on short term Independent Study more than three (3) times while in grades Kindergarten thru 12.
Students who have previously been granted an Independent Study agreement and have not successfully completed a previous Independent Study agreement, are not eligible for subsequent short term Independent Study agreements.
Schools are not obligated to provide students with an Independent Study Contract. The availability of an Independent Study Contract must be agreed upon by mutual consent of the Principal, teacher, parent/guardian, and student.
There are no Independent Study agreements issued the first twenty (20) school days of the school year. No Independent Study agreements will be given for the last 20 school days of the school year.
When a student is absent for more than 10 continuous school days (other than illness), and an independent study contract has not been executed, his/her seat may be given to another student. Upon return, the student may be transferred to another school or alternate program if classrooms at the school of original enrollment are full.