Absences not related to illness or injury, death in the immediate family, medical and dental appointments, quarantine, court proceedings, educational opportunity and religious observances without prior approval of the principal are considered unlawful. After 10 days of unlawful absences, North Carolina law requires the principal to report the absences to the District Attorney. If a student attends school less than 166 days, the social worker and school administration will review the matter and make recommendations. Students and/or parents may be required to attend make-up sessions if a student's absences exceed the lawful limit.