Coal Mountain Elementary Student Absence Form
Absence notices must be received within five school days of the absence.
As permitted under the State Board of Education Rule
160-5-1-.10, the Georgia Compulsory Education Law O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690.1, and Forsyth County Board
of Education policy, students may be excused for the following reasons:
1. Personal illness or attendance in school that endangers a student’s health or the health of
2. A serious illness or death in a student’s immediate family necessitating absence from
3. A court order or an order by a governmental agency, including pre-induction physical examinations
for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.
4. The observance of religious holidays, necessitating absence from school.
5. Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.
6. A scheduled medical, dental, or eye examination of the student.
7. Registering to vote or voting.
8. Visiting with a parent or legal guardian who is in military service in the armed forces and
has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a combat zone or
combat support post. The student may be excused for a maximum of five (5) days per
school year.

Students shall be counted present when they are serving as a page in the Georgia General
Assembly. Students who are in foster care are to be counted present at school when attending
court proceedings related to their care and placement.

Non-school related activities and vacations are considered unexcused.

Student First Name *
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Student Last Name *
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Grade *
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Teacher *
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Date of Absence: If student is absent more then one day please submit another form. *
Reason for absence *
Please select the most appropriate response. Submit a medical note, if applicable, to within five (5) school days of the absence.
Optional Response: Was your child's absence due to a communicable or infectious disease?
This question is optional, but helpful. List child's illness. You may check more than one box. Use the Other space to give more detail. (Ex: Injury - sprained ankle at sports practice) The school nurse will send notices to parents if multiple cases (of the same illness) are reported in a classroom. Please provide a medical note for student so absence(s) can be marked as medically excused, if appropriate.
Do you have a medical note to submit for the absence(s)? *
The medical note should be emailed to Kelley Story @ within five (5) school days of the absence(s).
First & Last Name of Parent/Guardian submitting Absence Form *
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Email address where confirmation of receipt can be received *
Remember to submit medical note for absence, if applicable, to withiin five (5) school days.
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