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Request for Independent Study

  • In the event that a student can not attend class, or school, due to travel, Menlo Park City School District offers an Independent Study Plan option. 

    Please note:
    Per Board Policy, 10 SCHOOL DAYS (TWO WEEKS) is the MAXIMUM amount of time for students to be on Independent Study for an entire school year. If students do NOT submit completed Independent Study work, their Independent Study will be marked INCOMPLETE and the absences will be considered UNEXCUSED.

    To request your child to go on Independent Study, please follow the steps below:

    1. Notify the teacher at least one week beforehand, so the teacher has time to pull together assignments.

    2. Submit attendance on Safe Arrival School Messenger and indicate Independent Study for the days on ISP. You may email Kati Bacsa kbacsa@mpcsd.org for absences longer than 2 days and for more support.

    3. Complete the form below for EACH CHILD.

    4. Have your child complete the coursework.

    5. Submit completed coursework to the teacher (via email or hardcopy) upon return to school. The teacher may ask you to provide a photo of the work or some work samples. We need a work sample on file as evidence of the completed ISP for State attendance auditing purposes.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
    Thank you kindly,
    Ellen Kraska ekraska@mpcsd.org
    Assistant Principal