Davis School for Independent Study  Logo
DSIS School Site Council & Climate Committee
About DSIS Secondary Independent Study Program Short Term Independent Study Elementary Home Study Program DSIS Pictures DSIS Principal WASC
Art Computers Math Science
Welcome to the Library Library Sites Post Graduation Information
Parent Resources School Loop

Short Term Independent Study

Click HERE to fill out the Short Term Request Form. 

Short Term Independent Study Guidelines for Emerson, Holmes, Harper, Davis Senior High and King High Schools Only

  • If your child attends a DJUSD Elementary school or DaVinci Charter Academy, please contact the school to request short term independent study. 
  • A student needs to be absent from school for a minimum of 5 school days per education code to qualify for short term Independent Study Program (ISP).
  • Short term independent study. requests will not be processed before September 5, 2017 and travel study must be completed by May 29, 2018.
  • Short term independent study needs to be requested at least one week in advance in order by filling out the online form (click here for the form), by calling 530.757.5333 or walking into the office at 526 B St. Davis and filling out the short term independent study request sheet.  The advance notice is required for the request to be processed and to give teachers time to prepare assignments. Teachers will prepare a maximum of 10 days of short term independent study assignments. Emergency requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 
  • Short term independent study is only approved for a leave between 5-10 school days per occurrence.  BEWARE: If the short term independent study period is longer than 10 school days, it may trigger a truancy letter since these additional days are not state approved absences. 
  • It is the parent/student responsibility to make copies of the short term independent study work completed (including any work submitted online) and give them to the ISP coordinator at DSIS on the first day back from short term independent study. 
  • Once the ISP packet is ready to be picked up, DSIS will contact the parents and let them know the packet is ready to pick up.

Before Short Term Independent Study: The Master Agreement must be returned to DSIS before the first day of Short Term Independent Study.  This is a legal requirement. Failure to return the signed Master Agreement before the Short Term Independent Study will result in your ISP being denied and the student absences will be marked as unexcused. 

  • It is the Student’s responsibility to give the assignment sheets to the classroom teachers as well as collect the assignment sheets before the start of the Short Term Independent Study. 
  • The student must complete all assigned work by the end of the Short Term Independent Study. If only partial work is completed, make copies of the work and submit to DSIS to earn partial attendance.

On the First Day Back At School: To receive attendance credit, copies of all completed work and assignment sheets must be turned in to the DSIS office on the first day back at school. This includes work that is submitted electronically.  If the student was instructed to follow the class calendar or look online for assignments, the directions for the assignments must be attached to the completed work.

  • Original homework and assignment sheets are turned in to your teachers.
  • NOTE: If assigned work is not turned in to DSIS after one week from returning from travel study, the student absences will be marked unexcused.

Short Term Independent Study Request Form for 7-12th Grade Students

Short Term Independent Study Request Online version

Short Term Independent Study Paper Request form, must be turned in to DSIS.

Spanish Version Short Term Independent Study Request Form 

About Short Term Independent Study Spanish 


You can also request Short Term Independent Study by calling 530-757-5333.


Please note that Independent short term independent study starts on September 5, 2017 and must be completed by May 29, 2018, with all work turned in on May 30, 2018.  The last date for accepting travel study requests is May 11, 2018.