Report Student Absence

Attendance Hotline 480-362-2239

The parent or guardian of each student is required to notify in advance of, or at the time of, the child’s absence from school for EACH planned or unplanned absence of one or more days. Absences will no longer be excused for more than one day back. If the student will be out for more than one day, please call only once and provide the specific planned absence dates at the time of the call. Students with approved extended leaves do not need to call in to excuse the absence.

Please provide the following:

  1. Student’s name
  2. Teacher’s name or student’s classroom
  3. Name of responsible adult
  4. Date(s) to be absent if known
  5. Reason for absence

Definitions of Absences 

Please notify staff ahead of time of necessary absences. An excused absence is one of the following:
  • Illness or Medical problem: Student or caregiver 
  • Death in the immediate or close-extended family 
  • Religious/Spiritual/Cultural ceremonies 
  • Transportation issues 
  • Family Crisis 
  • Authorized military duty out of the metro Phoenix area 
  • Short term family vacation 
An unexcused absence is any other absence which does not meet one of the above criteria.
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