Family Trips

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We encourage family trips during scheduled school vacations.  Absences due to family trips are considered unexcused.

Family trips during the school year with extended absences interrupt the continuity of learning. MCPS must withdraw any student from its enrollment who is absent from school for 15 consecutive days or more. Upon the student’s return, a parent must again officially enroll him or her.  Teachers are NOT required to provide homework when students are out for extended absences.

MCPS Policy/Regulation on Student Attendance can be found at