Sample Letters of Excuse by Parents to Teachers

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An Excuse for being absent due to being Unwell

Dear Teacher,

This is Julie’s mother speaking. I hope you are well and in good health. I would like to tell you that the reason Julie was not able to come to school since last Friday was that was unwell. She had the flu at first, I was giving her medication at home, but then her flu morphed into pneumonia and she had to be taken to the hospital. I am aware that she has missed a lot of work over this past week, and it concerns me that her exams are right around the corner.
It would be extremely helpful if you could guide me through this time. I would like to know all that her peers have covered in school during her absence. I would also like to know how I can help her navigate while she is resting so that when she may join, she will not be too far left behind.
Thank you for your cooperation, I will be looking forward to a positive response from you.

An excuse for being absent due to Death in the Family

Dear Teacher,

This is Naomi’s mother writing regarding her recent missed class test. Last Wednesday there was a class test on Geography, and my daughter missed it due to some issues in the family. I had not informed the school before but her grandfather had passed away due to cancer, and so we had to leave the city urgently. None of us were in the condition to stop and inform the school because of how much of a shock his passing was for us.
Now, we have returned back home and resumed our daily lives. I am writing to ask if there is a way my daughter could retake the test as she had already prepared very hard for it, and she has been an exceptional student all year around rounder told me that this test will hold a lot of weights and will count for a lot towards the final grade, which is worrying for us. Our daughter has been an excellent student, and in this time of mourning and emergency, we would like to request that you please consider retaking her test.

An excuse regarding a Family Emergency

Dear Teacher,

This is to Johnny’s mother writing regarding the recent absences he had taken from the school. This is to inform you that the reason Johnny was not able to come to school for these two weeks was that we had to go to London due to a family emergency.
As you must know, our family is based in London, and we often visit during holidays. This time, however, we had to leave due to a crisis in our family that I do not wish to discuss because its nature is highly confidential.
The issue, however, arises regarding the missing homework and classwork. I can assure you that my son has been worried about his pending assignments, and has been keeping up with his suggested readings. We are worried about the repercussions of his absences on his grades, and I wish to request extra credit assignments and makeup tests for all those that he has missed.
I would truly be humbled if you were to grant us this concession. Hope to hear a positive response from you.

Kind Regards,

Sample Letter of Excuse by parents to Teachers for Absence

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]

[Teacher’s Name]
[School Name]
[School Address]

Subject: Excuse Letter for [Child’s Name]’s Absence

Dear [Teacher’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to inform you about the recent absence of my child, [Child’s Name], from school on [Date(s)]. I understand the importance of regular attendance, and I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in [his/her] studies and classroom activities.

The reason for [Child’s Name]’s absence was [briefly explain the reason for the absence, such as illness, a family emergency, medical appointment, etc.].

To make up for the missed schoolwork, we have taken the following steps:

  1. [Explain what steps you’ve taken to ensure your child’s continued education during their absence, such as working with a tutor, providing additional study materials, or planning to attend extra help sessions.]

If there is any specific guidance or assignments that [Child’s Name] needs to focus on to bridge the gap caused by [his/her] absence, please let us know, and we will ensure that [he/she] diligently works on them.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to your guidance to help [Child’s Name] get back on track with [his/her] studies.


[Your Name]

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