Independent Study

If you are going out of town for Thanksgiving or the Holidays and will miss 5 or more school days, please complete an Independent Study form available now in the office.

Your child will receive an assignment from their teacher which is due upon your return. The completed work then EXCUSES the absence! Without an Independent Study, the absence from school is counted as unexcused and you may receive a Notice of Truancy letter.

Forms are completed in the office (not sent home) a minimum of two weeks in advance or by the posted deadlines below (no exceptions). Your teacher will assign work once they receive and sign off the completed form. Work completed otherwise would not apply.

If you must miss school, Independent Study is available for 5 or more missed school days throughout the school year. It is never too early to complete the form once you have your travel dates.

Questions? For a quick response, email (not voicemail) Pam Rose; prose@smmusd.org.

Deadlines to complete Independent Study Forms for 2015/16:

Thanksgiving Winter Break Spring Break
Friday, 11/13/15 Friday, 12/4/15 Friday, 3/4/16



Santa Monic Malibu Unified School District