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Absence/Tardy Notification Form

The form below communicates your child's tardy or absence, whether it's for a single class period or for multiple days, with the school and attendance office. Upon submission of the form, PreSchool-8th grade teachers will also be notified automatically, although all SR students need to email their teachers directly to inform them of their absence from class. 

*Please note, parents should complete this notification, not students.


Attendance Policies & FAQs

Parents and students, please familiarize yourself with the Attendance Policies laid out in our Student and Parent Handbook and see the FAQs below.

Use the handy Absence/Tardy Notification Form located on the Parents page on the website or in the Veritas app. ALL absences or tardies need to be submitted using this form.

Absence/Tardy Notification Form

The Absence/Tardy Notification Form will automatically email the teachers for grades PreS-8, even allowing the parent to write an email to teachers within the form. However, ALL 9-12th grade students must ALSO email their teachers in addition to a parent submitting the Notification Form. This is a crucial part of our students taking on more responsibility as they get older.

We prefer for families to use school breaks as a time to take family trips. Our classroom time on campus is so valuable and we'd like your child(ren) to be present for all classroom days. However, if you do go out of town, as noted in our Attendance Policies of the Student Handbook, student work must be turned in ahead of time, communication with each teacher is required before departing, and the Absence/Tardy Notification Form must be submitted.

As much as possible, please try to schedule these appointments during your child(ren)'s home days or during an off-period for your older students. If your child has an appointment during the day, parents must check their child out at the 2nd-floor Reception desk or in the Grammar School Office in order for their child to leave campus. Students who drive to school are allowed to sign themselves out at the 2nd-floor and leave on their own, but they must sign back in when returning to campus. 

Please refer to the student handbook for this important information. ALL absences, whether they are excused or unexcused, count towards the allowed number of absences.

Student Attendance Policy

An excused absence will be marked as "A-EX" in attendance and is only entered after the Absence/Tardy Notification Form has been submitted. An excused absence only means that the student is allowed to turn in makeup work for the missed class time. These absences DO count toward the allowed number of absences for the year.

An unexcused absence will be marked as "A" in attendance and is an indication that a parent has not submitted the Absence Notification Form. Any classwork for the day of their absence or work that was due in class will receive a "0" in the grade book. Unexcused absences DO count toward the allowed number of absences for the year. The Absence Notification Form cannot be submitted for an absence that occurred more than 48 hours prior.

In summary, excused vs. unexcused only indicates whether a student can make up the work or not from the day of the absence. But ALL absences count toward the maximum allowed absences.


Absence/Tardy Notification Form


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