Reporting an Absence

Reporting an Absence

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Regular attendance and promptness to class are necessary for the continuity of learning and the development of good habits.  

Parents/guardians must call the Chardon Middle School Attendance number: 440.285.4062 (Press 1) before 8:00 AM the day their son or daughter is absent. This is a 24-hour attendance line.  

Please include the child’s name, grade, reason for absence, and duration of the absence.  If a parent/guardian call is not received by 8:00 AM on the day of the absence, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted at home or work to verify the student's absence.  

If communication with a parent / guardian does not occur, the student will be marked as unexcused until contact is made.

**Important:  Please do not report absences via email. Absence reporting is time-sensitive and requires a phone call. If you email, you will be asked to call the main office.**


If your student has a positive COVID test result:

Step 1:  Please report the absence on the attendance phone line as described above.  

Step 2:  Please also email your school's nurse or the head district nurse (see the 
Health Services page for contact information). You will be asked your student's last day in the school setting, when symptoms began, and what day your student tested positive. You will then be provided with an estimated return to school date.

Step 3: The health department will contact you and also review the same details and discuss quarantine dates.
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