Reporting Absences

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:40pm

Research is clear that showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic and social success, starting from pre-kindergarten and continuing through high school. 

  • Missing 10% (or about 18 days of a school year or 2 a month) can drastically affect a student’s academic success at each grade level.

  • By the 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that can indicate if a student is at risk for dropping out of high school.

  • In the 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

Please help us support a culture of showing up to school every day!

Please review Policy 9010:

Parents please report your child's absence through email at and include your child's homeroom teacher. In the email please Include the following information:

  • Student first and last name in the subject line
  • Grade
  • Parent’s full name and phone number.
  • Date your child(ren) was absent and the reason.
  • Reason for absence (e.g., illness, bereavement, observance of a religious holiday, lack of transportation)
  • If there is a health issue you would like the teacher and health office to know about, copy your child’s teacher and the health office (


  • For absences of up to 3 days, the principal may determine whether the absences will be lawful/excused or unlawful/unexcused. This is NOT for illness but an elective absence (e.g., family trip, family in town).Please take a moment to complete this form regarding your child's absence.
  • Students with unlawful/unexcused absences of 10 consecutive school days or more, will be withdrawn from school and may be allowed to re-enroll, provided they meet enrollment requirements, upon their return.
  • Students returning from lawful/excused absences, have an equal number of days to complete make-up work.
Thank you~ Fulton Staff