Attendance - Unplanned Absence/Late (Sick or Other)
If a student is ill or will be missing school for other unanticipated circumstances, parents are to call the school. The same is true if a student will be late to school. If the call is placed during non-office hours, the recorded message will offer an option for attendance. Please leave a voice message that includes the parent caller's name, the student's name and grade level, and the reason. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org is also acceptable. The Attendance Coordinator will call parents of students who have not reported to school by mid-morning.
Steps for Unplanned Absence
1. Call the School Office
If the call is placed during non-office hours, the recorded message will offer an option for attendance.
Please leave a voice message that includes...
- Student's full name, including the spelling of the last name
- Student's grade level
- Parent caller’s full name
- Reason for the absence
The Attendance Coordinator will receive the message and record the information.
2. Send a note by email or on paper
Because FVL is required to have “hard copy” documentation, parents need to send a note the next day to the Attendance Coordinator. An email is also acceptable.