WHAT ARE THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES IN PROVIDING EXCUSES AFTER THE CHILD IS
STATE LAW requires the parent or guardian to explain the cause of every absence of students under his/her control.
Upon returning to school and within 2 days, every student must bring a written excuse signed by the parent/guardian. The written excuse should be presented to the principal or his/her designee. The note should
include the following: the child’s full name; the date to be excused; the reason for the absence; phone
number where parent can be reached; signature of parent or doctor. NO signature stamps or nurse’s
signatures will be accepted.