Excuse note to school has to be short and convey the reason in two or three lines. It has to be written carefully so that your teacher does not get suspicious. Mostly students will give medical reasons for not attending school. But this may demand a proof to substantiate that you had been really unwell. There could also be other sort of emergencies like somebody met with an accident in the family or death in a family, etc which you can state as reasons in your excuse letter. Today, schools have stringent rules and insist complete attendance to offer students a good grade. Here are a few sample school excuse notes which can be used to avail leave from the school.
Excuse Note due to illness
Dear (Name of the teacher),
My daughter, Jane, in your class was unable to attend school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as she was down with fever. Though the fever subsided on Thursday with proper medication, I was afraid to send her to school as she was coughing badly. She might spread it to others in the class. Please help her with the missing classes and give assignments if any that she has to do. She is returning to school today. Please find enclosed the doctor’s note for your perusal.
Excuse Note due to death in the family
Dear (Name of the teacher),
My daughter, Jane, studying your class could not attend school on Monday as her grandmother passed away. Jane is very fond of her grandmother and was missing her badly. The funeral will be held on coming Thursday around 2 pm. She will not be attending school on the funeral date. I request you to send her the missing homework from Monday and if any assignment she will miss on Thursday.
Things to consider
The above excuse notes are only samples to follow and the reasons may vary. The reasons you mention in the letter should clearly state the condition that you were in. If you are citing any medical reason, you have to support it with a proper doctor note. You have to look into other aspects like date of the letter, whom you are addressing, subject of the letter and signature. Without these the letter will not look authentic and bring about suspicions.
It is a good practice to ask the teacher to provide the missing assignment and help the child to cope up with it. This will show your interest in studies and how keen you are in the welfare of your child. On the other hand, ensure that you do not keep this as practice for any kind of situations that might arise in your home. If your child gets used to taking leave very often, he or she might lose interest in studies. As a parent, it is your responsibility to provide good education as well as good health to your child.
Therefore, make use of excuse notes only if there is dire need and always encourage your child not to miss classes.