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Attendance & Absences

Findlay City Schools has a revised Attendance Policy!
Previously, parents were required to call or email notification of their child’s absence to the school, and also send in a note when their child returned. 

What has changed?
If you contacted the school to report your child’s absence on the day they were out, you no longer have to send in a note when he/she returns to school!  Findlay City Schools now only needs one point of contact for an absence, not two.

If you do not contact the school when your child is out, you are still required to send in a note when they return. Also, a medically excused absence will still require a medical note from a doctor.

Please see the information below, which can also be found in our Student Handbooks:

Revised August 2023

In accordance with Ohio law students are expected to be in school every day on time, unless with a legitimate excuse. Parents are required by law to notify the school when a student will be absent and provide the reason for the absence. The District requires parents to notify the school by 9am on the morning of the absence by either calling the office and leaving a voicemail or emailing the school office to report the absence. If no contact is made between the home and the school on the morning of the absence, parents are required to send a note with the student explaining the absence immediately upon return to school otherwise the absence will be marked as unexcused.


You may also review Section J: Code JED of our Findlay City Schools Board Policy for further information.

PK-5 Attendance Procedures:

Call/Email the
Building Secretary
on each day of absence.

6-12 Attendance Procedures:

on each day of absence.