Luther Branson Elementary
Mark of Excellence
When a student returns from an absence of 1 or more days, the student must submit an excuse from his/her parent or guardian to the attendance clerk stating the reason for the absence in order to receive an excused absence.
The excuse, handwritten or emailed, shall contain the date written, the date/dates of the absence, the cause of the absence, and the parent/legal guardian's name and contact number. A medical excuse may be required at the discretion of school personnel.
If a check-in or check-out results in a student being counted as absent for the day, the check-in/out sheet will be used as verification in lieu of a written excuse from the parent/guardian.
Excuses submitted more than 2 days after the absence may not be accepted.
By law, any student accumulating 5 unexcused absences must be reported to the Madison County Attendance Office.