Absenteeism. It is a legal requirement that absences are explained. A brief note is all that is required, giving an acceptable reason for the absence. Each month, notes are sent from school to those people who have not provided us with an excuse for non- attendance. This form needs to be completed and returned. If a reason for absence is not acceptable, then it will be noted as such on our files. Approval by the Principal needs to be obtained prior to families removing their children for holidays during the term.