How do I excuse my students’ absence?
1. Send an excusal note from a parent/legal guardian. The student will need to bring this to
Student Service when they return to school. There they will receive an official East excusal slip
they can show their teacher. This will allow them to receive missed homework and instruction.
2. Send a doctor’s note. The student will need to bring this to Student Service when they return to
school. There they will receive an official East excusal slip they can show their teacher. This will
allow them to receive missed homework and instruction. 3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org we will only accept excusals from the email address listed on the student’s registration card.
When excusing absences please remember to include the following information:
• Student Name
• Student #
• Date of absence and which classes were missed that day
• Short description – ex: student was sick, had a doctor appt. etc…
• Parent name, signature and phone number where they can be reached for any questions.
Phone calls are not accepted to excuse student’s absences
How do I check my student out of school early for the day?
1. You can send your student to school with a note stating that they will be checking out early.
Your student will need to bring this note to Student Services to receive a street pass so they can
leave at the designated time. It is best if they bring this to Student Services before school starts,
this way they will have the Street Pass and will be excused from class when stated.
2. A parent/guardian can call Student Services and request the release of their student. Student
Services will verify they are speaking with a parent/guardian or someone who has approved
access to have the student leave the school. Once this is verified a Street Pass will be issued and
sent to the student.
3. A parent/guardian/emergency contact can come into Student Services and check out a student.
Please understand when you come in or call to have a student immediately released it may take extra time because the student will need to be located. This especially holds true if your student is in classes such as PE or drivers ed.
Your student’s safety is of utmost importance. Students who leave during school hours must checkout
through the attendance office and receive a Street Pass. Please do not call or text your student and ask
them to leave class and meet you in the parking lot.
Does my student need to check in if they are coming to school late for the day?
If your student comes to school late, they can go directly to their class. We do not issue late notes. If
they have missed other classes and have an excusal for that time from you or a doctor they can bring
that note to Student Services during one of their breaks, at lunch, before or after school and they will
receive an excusal for the classes they missed.
If your student was checked out during the school day and will be returning to the school the same day,
please have them check back in at Student Services. This way they can accurately be excused for the
classes they missed.
Can I excuse my student’s tardies/lates?
No. We do not excuse tardies, or lates, at East. See below for further tardy information.
Late to first period – go straight to class, show your teacher a note from your parent or doctor if you have one.
Late to second, third or fourth period – go to class, show your parent or doctor note to your teacher. After class and during lunch, your break or after school, stop by Student Services to get an official excusal note for the class/es you missed.
We are going on vacation for multiple days, how do I excuse these absences?
If your student will miss multiple days, we ask you let the school know in advance. If your student will be
missing school for more than 4 days but no more than 10, this needs to be approved by an
administrator. Parents/Guardians can write a note that explains the situation, the student would then meet with the administrator for approval. Once this process has been completed the absences will be
pre-excused. Parents can also contact an administrator directly either by phone or email to discuss these types of extended absences.