Report an Absence

  • Report an absence to Verdugo Woodlands' Administrative Secretary, Hilda Manukyan at


    We are required to secure an absence excuse from a parent or guardian when a child is absent from school.
    Please do one of the following when your student is absent:
    1. Email Hilda Manukyan, the administrative secretary and your child’s teacher. 
    2. Send written note to the office including the name of the child, dates and reason for the absence, and parent signature.
    3. Call the school at (818) 241-2433. 

    When the reason for absence is illness, the specific nature must be given, such as cold, fever, sore throat, etc.

    Please note that if your child has been out for five or more days, a doctor’s note is required upon return to school.

    According to state law, the only excused absences are for illness, medical treatment, bereavement, religious holiday and some legal commitments. Family vacations or personal business are considered unexcused reasons for absence.

    Teachers are not required to provide makeup work for unexcused absences.

    Excessive absences could affect your child’s report card.

    Consistent, on-time attendance is a priority at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School. Students who arrive late must sign in at the school office before entering the classroom. All tardies are recorded on the attendance register. If tardies become a more serious disruption, the school administration will contact parents for additional intervention. Tardies are considered excessive when student’s reach five per trimester. Tardies could affect your child’s report card.