Short-Term Independent Study Contracts
A short-term Independent study contract is intended for absences greater than 3 days and no more than 21 days in a school year. A completed contract will change absent days to contract days when all paperwork is completed. Please follow the guidelines below!
Contact the attendance office to let them you need a Short-Term Independent Study Contract.
Immediately reach out to your teachers in person or via email to get any assignments you need to complete during your absence. Be clear about the time and days you will be missing. Work on assigned work as much as possible while you are out. Most teachers will allow a period of time once you return, to complete the work.
When you return to campus, please stop by the attendance office sometime during your first day back to pick up your contract packet. In your packet you will find:
- A Short-Term Independent Study Contract: the contract that needs to be signed by you, and all six of your teachers first then by a parent/guardian, the contract needs to be returned to the attendance office within a week of picking it up. Please get these signatures asap.
- 6 Work Verification Forms. Please pass these out to each of your teachers. Your teachers need to attach one sample of work you completed during your absence to this form before they return it to me. If you want to speed up this process you can make an extra copy of one piece of your completed work, for each class, and attach it to the form before handing to your teacher.
As soon as you have turned in your contract and all six of your teachers have turned in a work verification form, with your corresponding sample schoolwork, your absent days can be changed to contract days in our system for attendance. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help during absence.
If you have questions about this process or problems during your short-term independent study contract experience, please contact:
Coordinator of Attendance Outreach
Coordinador de Ayuda con la Asistencia
Escondido Union High School District