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

    • Submit an online form by clicking on the link above: Report Absence Online
    • Call the school's attendance hotline
    • Submit a note to the school's Front Office Staff

    Click PLAY to watch the video for Reporting an Absence Online:

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    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.

    For more information about attendance, policies, or procedures, visit browardschools.com/attendance.

Contact Information

  • William Dandy Middle Attendance Line

    2400 NW 26th Street

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-322-3200

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Attendance Hotline

    Phone: 754-322-3202

    Attendance Clerk