Absence Note Procedures

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:31pm

When your child is absent from school, please provide either a written note or email to the teacher why your child is absent. If emailing, please cc: Linda Drews in the front office. For the absence to be excused, we must have one or the other.

The note/email should include the child's FULL NAME and the reason why the child is absent. Illness and doctor appointments are excused absences. No details need to be provided. Also, you do not need to phone the school if your child is absent. An email/note is sufficient.

If your child is going to be absent for a length of time due to travel, there is a form that must be filled out. The form can be downloaded from the main Howard County Public School website - extended leave form or you may pick one up in the office.

Any questions, please call Linda Drews in the front office.