Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Absence Notes

Several years ago I bought a pad of absence excuse notes at a conference. The notes contained spaces for all of the necessary information. I sent a couple of notes home with each student in their first day packets. I also put one in their binder as a reminder if their parents forgot to send an excuse note when they returned from an absence.

This helped me to keep track of absences, and helped ensure that notes contained all of the information for the office.  I think this was also easier for parents, since they had the paper on hand. Of course, I ran out of these slips long ago. So, I decided to make my own slips.

Absence Note

I think I will be really pleased to have these on hand for the upcoming school year.

JP.S.  As I was getting ready to post this I saw a similiar letter on Mrs. Jump's blog. If you haven't already seen it, please check it out at http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/2011/07/pirate-themed-classroom.html


  1. I have always thought about this and if it's be worth the effort - but you have me convinced! Thanks for sharing! - Leslie