Reporting a Student Absence
In cases where a student is absent, the parent/guardian should follow this procedure:
- The parent/guardian should notify the school office before 7:00 AM by email to firstname.lastname@example.org that the student will be absent. An email is always required in order to be saved for attendance records.
- Please include the following required information in the email:
- Student’s First Name
- Student’s Last Name
- Date(s) of Absence
- Time of Absence – Examples: all day, from 10 AM-1:30 PM, noon through the end of the school day, etc.
- Reason for Absence – The more specific the better, otherwise our office will call you to follow up. Examples: doctor appt, orthodontist appt, funeral, college visit, etc. “Family reasons” is not specific enough.
If an email is not sent, the parent/guardian should send a signed, written explanation (including the above required information) on the first day the student returns to school. The written excuse should be turned in to the Main Office. Failure to turn in a written excuse will result in an unexcused absence on the student’s permanent record.