Absence from School

  • Parents are required to provide an absence excuse when a child has been absent from school. When your child returns to school after being absent, he/she should bring a note of explanation signed by the parent or guardian, which states the dates and reason for the absence.  When the reason for absence is illness, the specific nature must be given, such as cold, fever, sore throat, etc.

    According to state law, the only excused absences are for illness, medical treatment, bereavement, and some legal commitments. Family vacations, religious holidays/commitments, or “personal business” are NOT considered excused.

    Frequent absences negatively impact learning.