Please refrain from having my son relay messages to me regarding absences, tardiness, etc. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me directly on my cell (###-####), e-mail (email@example.com), or via note in his folder.
Also, the reason he was absent Monday was that he still was not feeling well [this is not in the note, but he was out thurs-fri due to illness too].Not sure why he told you I "forgot", but again, that's why direct communication between you and I is essential. Thank you.
Mother of ______ ________
Does that come across rudely or is it appropriate?