About Short Term Independent Study (STIS)

DSIS coordinates the Short Term Independent Study (STIS) program for students attending Davis senior high school, King high school, Emerson Jr. high, Harper Jr. high or Holmes Jr. high. Students at any other school should contact their school to request short-term independent study.

 

STIS Guidelines


Short Term Independent study does not start until September 6, 2022.  Please make sure to make your request at least 5 days before the requested leave so teachers have time to prepare the assignments.

Short Term Independent Study is approved for leaves between 3-10 school days per occurrence.  Short Term Independent Study is limited to a maximum of 14 school days in one school year.  Absences that extend beyond the approved dates may trigger a truancy letter since these additional days are not state approved absences. As long as the student does not incur additional unexcused absences over the course of the school year, the letter will not be followed by further action.

All students must return from Short Term Independent Study by May 31, 2023 to allow teacher’s grading time before school ends.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please call Samantha Amescua at 530-757-5333 ext. 362.


Please note that STIS starts on September 6, 2022 and must be completed by 5/31/23.

Please complete this form to request Short Term Independent Study.   If your student is in elementary school or DaVinci please contact their schools directly, they handle their own independent study.  

SHORT TERM INDEPENDENT STUDY REQUEST FORM


Short term independent study should be requested at least 5 teaching days in advance by completing the online form. 

STIS that extends beyond 10 days may trigger a truancy letter since these additional days are not state approved absences. As long as the student does not incur additional unexcused absences over the course of the school year, the letter will not be followed by further action.

STIS Procedure:

  • Please contact Samantha Amescua with questions. [email protected]
  • If you are unable to access the online form, or need access in Spanish, please visit the DSIS office. 
  • The coordinator will email the parent the STIS Master Agreement and Assignment Sheets.
  • The student will print the assignment sheets and give them to each teacher to be filled out. It is the student’s responsibility to get the assignment sheets back from the teachers before they start the absences.
  • The Master Agreement must be signed by parent and student and returned to DSIS before the first day of Short Term Independent Study. Failure to return the signed Master Agreement before the STIS starts will result in this being denied and the student absences will be marked as unexcused.
  • Copies of the assignment sheets and student work is due to DSIS on the first day back at school. It is the responsibility of the student/parents to make copies of the student work. This includes work submitted electronically. If the student was instructed to follow the class calendar or look online for assignments, the instructions for the assignments must be attached to the completed work.
    The original homework and assignment sheets are turned in to your teachers.
  • Please note that if the assigned work is not turned in to DSIS after one week from returning from travel study, the student absences will be marked unexcused.
  • See Da Vinci Charter and DJUSD for information on STIS at the elementary level.