• Alert:

    Based on our current COVID-19 Metric and our current status as an Red County, Estill County Schools will remain on remote learning for Monday, November 16th through Tuesday, November 24th.

    Thanksgiving break will be on November 25th-27th.

    We will continue monitoring and will let parents & students know status for returning to school on November 30th.

    Schools will continue to follow all CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Individual schools will be notifying parents regarding pickup of materials.  Please continue to wash your hands, social distance, and wear a mask in public.

     

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Educational Enhancement Opportunity

If a student will have an opportunity to enhance education through travel and/or other activities that will result in an absence from school, you may want to apply for an excusal for absence using the attached form.  This form MUST be submitted to the principal at least five (5) days prior to the absence.  

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If a student is in need of an extended medical leave of absense, you may want to apply for excused absenses using the form below.

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(Estill County Policy) Enhanced Educational Opportunity 

Students shall be granted an excused absence for up to ten (10) school days to pursue an educational enhancement opportunity determined by the Principal to be of significant educational value. This opportunity may include, but not be limited to, participation in an educational foreign exchange program or an intensive instructional, experiential, or performance program in one (1) of the core curriculum subjects of English, science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language, and the arts. Students/parents should complete the educational enhancement opportunity request form five (5) days prior to the absence.

Unless the Principal determines that extenuating circumstances exist, requests for date(s) falling within state or district testing periods shall not be granted.

EHO’s will not be granted for any person who has attained status of “habitual truant”.

The Principal’s determination may be appealed to the Superintendent/designee whose decision may then (be appealed to the Board under its grievance policy and procedures).

Students receiving an excused absence under this section shall have the opportunity to make up school work missed and shall not have their class grades adversely affected for lack of class attendance or class participation due to the excused absence. 

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