Report an Absence

    • To report an excused absence, you can do one of the following:

      • Call the school's attendance hotline
      • Submit an online form using the school's website under Contact: "Report an Absence"
      • Submit a note to the school's Front Office Staff

      When reporting an absence, please include ALL of the following information:

      • Name of parent reporting absence
      • Phone number of parent reporting absence
      • Child’s first and last name
      • Child’s school ID number or date of birth
      • Child's grade level
      • Date of absence
      • Reason for absence

      Excused Absences
      Parents are expected to report absences within two days of the absence. If requested by the school, the parent must provide documentation of an illness from a physician or public health unit.

      Students must be in school unless the absence has been permitted or excused for one of the reasons listed below:

      1. Illness of student
      2. Illness of an immediate family member
      3. Death in the family
      4. Religious holiday
      5. Required court appearance or subpoena
      6. Special event (Examples of special events include important public functions, educational enrichment activities, conferences, state/national competitions, college/university tour/visit, and exceptional cases of family need. A school administrator will use professional judgement to determine application of “special event” as an excused absence and indicate the specific number of days granted.)
      7. Scheduled medical or dental appointment
      8. Student has a communicable disease

      Students on field trips, attending alternative to suspension programs, or in internal suspension programs are not considered absent.

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