• Counselor/Independent Study Coordinator
    Ms. Elizabeth Bates
    Independent Study
    Independent Study is for students who will be missing
    a minimum of 5 days and no more than 15 days of school.
    In order for your Independent Study request to be approved it needs to be submitted two school weeks prior to your leave date. Any requests submitted less than two school weeks prior will not be approved and absences will be unexcused.
    Once the student returns from Independent Study, their absences will be excused according to the amount of work completed upon their return. All work must be brought to the Counseling Office on the morning of the students scheduled the first day back at school. If the return date does not match the date on the Independent Study Contract, the contract is no longer in effect.
    Each student that leaves on Independent Study must also sign and have their parent sign a form stating that they understand and agree to the rules and guidelines that must be followed. A sample of this form can be found here: Independent Study Rules and Guidelines Form
    Independent Study will NOT be granted 1-week before:
    Winter Recess
    Spring Break Recess
    Independent Study will NOT be granted the first 2-weeks of school or 2-weeks prior to the last day of school.
    If your child is on an IEP, please let the counseling office know and contact their case manager as soon as possible. 
    If you have any further questions, please contact
    Elizabeth Bates at (707) 862-7365 or elizabethba@fsusd.org