What can you do?
If your child is absent from school you must:
As early as you can on the first day of absence
- Phone the school, or
- Send a note to school, or
- Call at the school
When your child returns to school always send a signed note which should:
- Be dated and
- Give the reason for absence.
The reasons your child should NOT be kept away from school include:
- To look after brothers or sisters
- To mind the house
- To visit relatives
- For long weekends
- For shopping trips
- For birthdays
Where possible all appointments at the dentist, doctors etc should be made outside of school time.