School Excuse Letter

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How do I write an excuse letter for school? We provide a perfectly written School Excuse Letter that fits your needs!

Make use of our school leave request template to help to come to a perfect personalized version. The objective of writing this letter is to request a short period of leave from school, due to illness. It will mainly depend on the reason you apply for leave if this will be granted.

Whether the excuse letter is formal, or not, we advise putting the reason for the leave in the first paragraph of the letter's body. In the paragraphs following, you can use examples to support your main argument. In the final paragraph, you need to summarize the purpose of your letter and suggest a suitable course of action to follow. Do not indent the paragraphs. But instead, leave an empty line between each paragraph.

Please understand that if you are drafting a frivolous or false excuse letter due to sickness, this may create unnecessary misunderstandings. Therefore, we recommend that you first, analyze the reason behind the leave and then draft a letter accordingly. Make sure you have taken enough time to inform those who might be affected by your leave, so they can take the appropriate precautions.

Close the Excuse letter without indentation, leaving three or four lines for your signature between the closing and your typed name and title. 

Sample School Excuse Letter sentences:

Dear {{Name}}, 
{{Name of Child}} is a grade {{grade level}} student in your school. {{He/She}} was not able to attend school from {{start date}} to {{return date}} as {{he/she}} is sick.
I have included a doctor’s note from {{Doctor’s name}} verifying the health condition of {{Student’s name}}.
Please reach out to me at {{Phone Number}} if you need additional information or if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,
Please note this sample letter is provided for guidance only. Download this School Excuse Letter template to write a perfect (and personalized) letter, edited to fit your personal situation. If this letter does not fit your requirements, please also have a look at the topic: Leave Letter Templates.

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