Prearranged absences are those days taken by students beyond days when school is dismissed. The school personnel realize that there are certain occasions when parents/guardians feel it is necessary or beneficial for students to miss school for trips and special events. However, students and families must realize that extra days out of school can be detrimental to the student's learning. There is valuable information that can be lost, some of which can not be made up outside the classroom. If a student and/or his/her family wish to take extra days from school, they need to contact the classroom teacher and the principal.