• Berry Attendance Guidelines

    Please email all excuses to the following email address: 

    bmsattendance@hoover.k12.al.us  

    EXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS


    (written note required for ALL items below)

    Doctor/Dentist appointment
    Sick
    Death in the family - immediate family
    Passport ½ or full day
    Court
    Anticipated Absence (IF approved by a principal)
    Religious Holiday


    UNEXCUSED REASONS FOR ALL DAY ABSENCES AND CHECK-IN/OUTS

    Appointment (without written excuse)
    Personal
    Family Emergency
    Car trouble/out of gas/ lost keys
    Late/Overslept/No alarm
    Parents running late
    Out of town (unless Anticipated Absence is requested AND approved by a principal)
    Anything NOT listed under Excused reasons above
    Checkout after a field trip


    ABSENCE/CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT NOTES

    When a student returns, the student and parent must provide in writing within three (3) days of return to school an excuse which includes the following:
    A written statement from the parent or doctor stating the reason for the absence 
    The date of the absence(s) 
    The parent's signature

    ANTICIPATED ABSENCE GUIDELINES

    These are to be requested by the parent/guardian.
    They are to be completed and turned in to the grade level office no later than 3 days from the first day of the absence request.
    Pre-arranged absence form DOES NOT necessarily guarantee that the absence will be classified as excused.
    Only the Berry anticipated absence forms are acceptable and are available for pick only in the main office. 
    For more information about Hoover Attendance policies and procedures, please see pages 8 and 9 in the Berry Student Handbook.

Last Modified on March 14, 2018