A student's absence shall be excused for the following reasons:

    1. Personal illness (EC 48205)

    2. Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer (EC 48205)

    3. Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic appointments (EC 48205)

    4. Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family (EC 48205)

    a. Excused absence in this instance shall be limited to one day if the service is conducted in California or three days if the service is conducted out of state. (EC48205)

    b. "Immediate family" shall be defined as mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, spouse, son/son-in-law, daughter/ daughter-in-law, brother, sister or any relative living in the student's immediate household. (EC 45194, 48205)

    5. Jury duty in the manner provided by law (EC 48205)

    6. The illness or medical appointment during school hours of a child to whom the student is the custodial parent (EC 48205)

    7. Upon advance written request by the parent/guardian and the approval of the principal or designee, justifiable personal reasons including but not limited t (EC48205)

    a. Appearance in court

    b. Attendance at a funeral service

    c. Observation of a holiday or ceremony of his/her religion

    d. Attendance at religious retreats not to exceed four hours per semester e. Attendance at an employment conference

    8. Service as a member of a precinct board for an election pursuant to Elections Code 12302 (EC 48205)

    9. Participation in religious instruction or exercises in accordance with district policy: ( EC 46014)

    a. In such instances, the student shall attend at least the minimum school day

    b. The student shall be excused for this purpose on no more than four days per school month