School Absence Letter

Education is one parents’ top responsibilities in helping their children develop the skills necessary to be a successful adult in modern society. It should be the goal of every parent to have their child in school as much as possible.

Sometimes, school absences cannot be avoided. In this case, a school absence excuse letter can be a great tool for parents to document their child’s absence and communicate with the school so they can partner together to address any work that is missed.

Below you will find several free templates for you to choose from to use as an absence excuse note when your child is absent.

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Use this absence note template if you want to edit the document before you print it

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Use this absence note template if you want to print the document and fill in the blanks with a pen.

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Dr. Patrick Capriola

Dr. Patrick Capriola is the founder of strategiesforparents.com. He is an expert in parenting, social-emotional development, academic growth, dropout prevention, educator professional development, and navigating the school system. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida in 2014. His professional experience includes serving as a classroom teacher, a student behavior specialist, a school administrator, and an educational trainer - providing professional development to school administrators and teachers, helping them learn to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students. He is focused on growing strategiesforparents.com into a leading source for high-quality research-based content to help parents work through the challenges of raising a family and progressing through the school system.

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Sometimes, school absences cannot be avoided. In this case, a school absence excuse letter can be a great tool for parents to document their child’s absence and communicate with the school so they can partner together to address any work that is missed.