Some schools have unique systems for absent notes. For example, there is a predefined template that a lot of schools use in America like this below:
What to write on a school excuse note?
How to Write an Excuse Note for School?
To write an excuse note for school, you need to provide the following things:
- Explain the absent reason honestly.
- Include child details in the letter, such as name, class name, section name, roll number, etc., so that you can be identified easily.
- Indicate the parent’s full name, signature, and some means by which they can contact you in case of doubt.
- Your full address is on the right side of the paper
- The letter must be short, precise, and without any extensions.
- Be polite and formal.
- It is important to remember that a medical certificate or doctor’s note should be attached with the letter in case of illness.
Let us see how you can write absent notes or absent emails for school:
Absent Note for school examples:
Absent Note for School because Travel
I am writing to inform you that our daughter Elaine, who is a student of grade 2 in your school, shall not be able to attend school next week. We will be traveling to France for a week owing to a family event, therefore kindly excuse Elaine from [date] to [date].
We would appreciate it if you can share next week’s study plan so we can cover the course as soon as we return.
Writing a sick note for your child:
Absent Note for School because Health
I am writing to explain that my son Jim studying at your school in grade 3, was unable to attend school today. Since yesterday evening, he complained of stomach ache (or asthma, illness, etc. ). I have taken him to the doctor for medicine, and hopefully, he will be better soon. He complained of a severe headache in the morning, so I decided to let him rest for a while. He will be back to school from tomorrow.
The doctor has recommended that he stay home for three additional days so that he doesn’t get anyone else at school sick and Jacob will be bringing in a doctor’s note as well. I’d also like to know if it’s possible that I could come and pick up Jim’s homework for the day as well so that he doesn’t fall behind on assignments.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Or here is another health excuse note example:
My child was absent from school on 17/11 due to illness, and the doctor diagnosed it as Cold Fever. The person who treated him says he should stay home for 3 days before returning to recover comfortably, so I’ve included this note about what happened with our attendance! Thank you again – I appreciate your understanding greatly.
Or another little bit relaxed version example:
Please excuse Jimmy from school on Monday and Tuesday due to his illness. When he went in this morning, he had a temperature of 100 degrees, but we saw the doctor after lunchtime, who said it should be back up by now! Please let me know if you have any questions at [phone number]. Thank you 🙂
Excuse absent letter for high school
Please excuse my daughter Jane as she was unable to attend school on ___(date)___ due to a high fever. Should there be any verification, please do not hesitate to contact me.
___(parent phone number)___
However, if a student writes the letter, it will be like this:
I have been down with a fever; hence I could not attend school today. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused. If any verification is needed, you may contact my parents at ___(number)___.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
___(your name )___
Example of excuse letter for not attending class
With due respect, it is to inform you that I will not be able to attend school tomorrow (Insert date here). I have a fewer/ I am traveling/ etc.
Kindly grant me leave for a day.
Examples of excuse letters for college
Please excuse my recent absenteeism from your class. I have had a serious family matter/ illness/ travel, etc.
I can’t come to class today due to a fever. I am attaching my essay that was due today. I hope to be back in class by the end of the week.
I appreciate your understanding.
Tom Jones (your name and surname)
If you are a student, you can learn how to see your next year’s classes in our article.