All excuses for absences must be documented in writing in the main office. It is the responsibility of the student to bring in a note confirming the reason for the absence. All excuses must be turned in within 2 school days of the absence (this includes doctor’s excuses, court documentation, and college visit excuses). Absences will not be excused via telephone or email. Parents/guardians will receive attendance calls if their child is marked absent throughout the school day. These are automated calls and cannot be cancelled until an excuse is turned in (you may get two calls each day). Additionally, a school administrator may call if he/she feels the need.
Per state regulations all written excuses must include the student’s name, the parent’s/guardian’s full name, dates of absences, and the reason for the absence. The note must be signed by the parent/guardian. Absences in excess of 10 days will not be considered excused, even with a written note from a parent/guardian; a legal notification (i.e. doctor’s note or court documentation) would be required instead. Excuses that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
NOTE: Fraudulent communication by a student concerning reasons for absences will be dealt with as a disciplinary matter.