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*See the announcement on March 1st about the Change in Asynchronous Attendance.

Reporting An Excused Absence

There are many ways you can report a student absent:

1. Report An Excused Absence Online

The MMSD Online Attendance Request Form can be used to report a student absent. 

Learn more about reporting absences online.

1. Report An Excused Absence By Emailing The SLC Office Secretary

Students can be reported absent by emailing the student's SLC Office Secretary.  Please include the student's first and last name, ID #, the date and time of the absence, and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence.

West High School SLC Secretary Email Addresses

2. Report An Excused Absence By Calling The School Office

Students can be reported absent by calling the student's SLC Office.  Please include the student's first and last name, ID #, the date and time of the absence, and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence.

West High School SLC Office Phone Numbers

3. Report An Excused Absence By Sending A Note With The Student To The SLC Office

Students can be reported absent with written permission from a parent.  Please include the student's first and last name, ID #, the date and time of the absence, and the relationship to the student of the person reporting the absence.


Excused Absence Procedures

Even with prior parent permission and the absence reported to the school, partial day absences require the student to check in and/or out of their SLC Office.

Leaving the building for illness or appointments (or any other excused reason) without an Outside Excuse Permit is considered an unexcused absence.  Even with a parent excuse, students must sign out of the building by obtaining an Outside Excuse Permit in their SLC office. In the event that a student does not sign out before leaving the building, the absence can only be excused by the SLC principal upon presentation of a legitimate excuse from the parent of the student involved.

Students must also report to the SLC office for admittance when returning from an excused absence.  An excused absence hall pass will be issued if a parental excuse is provided.

Acceptable Reasons For Excused Absences

  • Illness of student or immediate family member

  • Observance of a Religious Holiday

  • Bereavement due to death in the immediate family

  • A student’s dental, doctor, chiropractor, psychologist or other medical appointment that cannot be scheduled outside of the school day

  • Inclement weather

  • Serving as an elected official

Reference Board Policy 4031 on page 57 of the District Policy Guide.