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who do you contact first when you know your child is going to be absent from school?

my kids have major sinus problems, depending on the weather they make wake-up in the middle of the night throwing up. no fever just throwing up mucus. i have to keep them home because of it though. i send an email to the teacher soon as can, i'll send one to the nurse then in the morning i'll call the school to make sure the office knows.

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noel1978

Asked by noel1978 at 10:08 PM on Aug. 15, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • most schools have an attendance line. that's the only means of communication i use when reporting my child's absence.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Our school has a dedicated attendance line. You have to call it the morning of or it doesn't count as reported.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • office

    and if they will be out like 2 or 3 days- I would try to get their work from the teacher
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • You call the office
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:11 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Ours you have to send a note in to the teacher the day they come back. If it is an extended absence you can call the school, but if you don't send a note in, they tend to forget.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:11 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • If I know in advance I call the school's receptionist, otherwise I just use the attendance line.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:16 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • We are suppoesd to call the office... they tell everyone else.
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:38 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • I'm new at this, so I'm guessing the dedicated attendance line is a voice mailbox. The school has already sent out a couple of letters telling parents that if their kids have more than ten absences in a year, the kids are considered truant and it will be reported. And three tardies add up to one absence. Seems fair to me.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:05 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • If it's planned, their teacher. If not, the school Secretary.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 11:21 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • We called the school office secretary.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:41 AM on Aug. 16, 2013

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