Report an absence during eLearning

  • Parents are encouraged to report their child's excused absence. There are two social distancing options to report an absence:

    • Submit an online form by clicking on the link above or in the BCPS Mobile App (Directory icon), or
    • Leave a message at the school's attendance hotline

    When reporting an absence, please include 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 licensed health care practitioner.
    Students must be in school unless the absence has been permitted or excused for one of the reasons listed below:

    1. Illness of student (Physical or Mental Health)
    2. Illness of an immediate family member
    3. Death in the family
    4. Religious holiday
    5. Required court appearance or subpoena
    6. Special event 
    7. Scheduled medical or dental appointment
    8. Student has a communicable disease
    9. eLearning: Technology issue (device or internet)
    10. eLearning: Username/Password issue

    Students on field trips, attending alternative to suspension programs, or in internal suspension programs are not considered absent.
    For more information about attendance, policies, or procedures, visit browardschools.com/attendance.

    School Board Policy 5.5: Attendance (revised July 21, 2020)

    Emergency Policy 5.5-E: Attendance (adopted August 19, 2020)

Contact Information

  • South Plantation Attendance Line

    1300 Paladin Way

    Plantation, Florida 33317

    Phone: 754-323-1950

    Fax: 754-323-2080

    TTL: 954-271-1446

    Attendance Hotline

    Phone: 754-323-1952

    Attendance Person