If a student is not present at the time of attendance, teachers will mark them absent. Students who miss school are REQUIRED, to submit a note from their parent or guardian explaining the absence. Please make sure this note is given to the Attendance Secretary at your student's school, not his/her teacher. Students who have a personal illness resulting in more than a 5-day consecutive absence period requires a physician's note for this absence. When students are absent, parents are required to submit a note explaining why the student was absent. This can be a note submitted from a professional such as a doctor, dentist, or judge; or a parent can write a note.
The note(s) should identify the dates missed by the student with the reason for the absence clarified. Parents can write notes covering ten days per school year for elementary and middle school students. For high school students, parents can write 3 notes per nine-week grading period, for a total of twelve absences per school year.
For your convenience, a parent excuse note form has been accessed by clicking here for elementary and middle school students.
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