Remember the Basic Guidelines Regarding School Attendance:
Parents are advised to contact the school each day when a child is going to be absent.
If you cannot call the school during your child’s absence, then upon his/her return, send a note explaining why your child was absent.
If your child is ill and sees a doctor, get a medical excuse from the physician and send it with the child upon his/her return to school.
If your child has an ongoing medical condition that keeps him/her out of school frequently, please ensure that this condition is documented with the school nurse and your guidance counselor.
If your child has an appointment with a counselor, probation officer, judge, lawyer, doctor, or any other agency, get a note documenting the visit and return it to school.
Be familiar with the attendance policy at the school your child attends. Parent notes or calls may not be excused at all times. Ask for further guidelines regarding attendance.