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Independent Study

  • Updated Independent Study Regulation 6158


If trips are unavoidable, you may enter into a Short-Term Independent Study (SIS) for a minimum of three days and up to 14 days in a given school year. 
LLESD staff is focused on in-person instruction, and independent study takes a great deal of extra time for staff. 
  • Independent study is not intended to replicate the rigor of classroom instruction or the social interactions between peers and teachers. There is no substitute for in-person instruction.
  • You must request Independent study at least two weeks in advance.
  • The student must complete the independent study work and turn it in to their teacher for the absence to be excused. 
The purpose of a Short-Term Independent Study is to provide some level of grade-level equivalent work and consider your child present for the duration of the independent study. 
If your child is gone for more than 14 days without Short-Term Independent Study, you may be disenrolled from the school and will need to be re-enrolled when you return from vacation. 
We urge you to prioritize your child's attendance and plan vacations and trips during calendar breaks.