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Student Absences

Reporting Absences
State law requires that parents notify the school office to report tardiness or absence from school.  An email address has been established for attendance purposes.  Parents may use the following address to report student absences:  westattendance@fairfieldcityschools.com.  The email notification will serve as a parent note.  This email address is an option we are providing for your convenience.  Parents may still choose to call in to report student absences on the day of the absence.  However, if you choose to call in, we still need to receive written notification of a child's absence within 3 days of the child's return to school in order for the absence to be considered excused.  When appropriate, please request a doctor/dentist/court/funeral document to be submitted to the school.  A total of 42 hours of parent excused notes may be used for excused absences.  After 42 hours, it needs to be one of the above mentioned documented excused or it will be considered unexcused.  Excessive unexcused absences may result in letters from the district, meetings with building administrator (s) or potential involvement with the district truancy officer.