Absence Excuse: Parent excuses will be accepted for illness up to a maximum of 5 days of absence for the whole year. All days exceeding 5 will require a doctor’s excuse or they become unexcused. All doctor excuses will be unexcused if they are not signed and dated by the doctor. Any time your child has been seen by a physician, it is advised that you request a doctor’s excuse for your child to turn in to their homeroom teacher upon returning to school. This will allow the school to duly record and track each individual absence as either doctor or parent excused. This online form or the actual paper form must be used for all absences.