Good attendance is critical for success in school. All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received within three days. Tardies and early dismissals both are reflected on the report card as tardies. State law allows absences to be excused for the following reasons:
- Illness or injury
- Death in the immediate family
- Medical or dental appointments
- Court or administrative proceedings
- Religious observance
- Educational opportunity - Your request must be submitted for consideration at least three days prior to absence. An explanation of the trip/opportunity must be given.
Please fill out either the Absence Excuse Form or the Educational Opportunity Form. It will be sent directly to our data manager. Our data manager will forward the information to your child's teacher.
**Click here to complete the W R Odell Elementary Absence Excuse Form.**Click here to complete the W R Odell Elementary Educational Opportunity Form online or click here to download the K-8 Educational Opportunity Form. This form can then be filled out and turned into our front office. Remember to send the form in three days prior to absence.