At C.H.E.S. we want to stress the importance of every student being present 100% of the time. When absences do occur parents should send a note within 3 days stating why their child was absent.

Cedar Hill Elementary School Absence Form (Top Right, Feel free to print off and use for excuse use.)

Absences are considered excused for the following reasons:

1. Illness of the student and parent must send a note stating their child was sick.

**(There is a limit of 10 days per school year for parent notes)**

2. Medical or dental. Required documentation from the doctor's office.

Faxed excused are accepted - 256-423-5970.

Follow up to be sure we have received the excuse.

3. Death in the family. Parent must send a note.

4. Quarantine. This only applies when student is sent home by school nurse.

5. Religious Holidays.

**Only excused when prior permission is granted by principal.

6. Court summons.

**Proper documentation must be attached to parent note.

7. Principal approved absence.

**Principal Approval Form must be filled out and approved prior to absence.

Examples of Unexcused Absences:

Not sending a note

Just sending a note saying they were not at school


Car would not start

Missed the bus

Alarm did not go off

Wardrobe malfunction

Other sibling was sick