Report Absence

It is important that students be in school every day that they are able. Unnecessary absences hurt your child's educational progress. Absences due to a student's illness or death in the family are valid reasons for missing school. Students are expected to make up the work that they miss during an absence. The number of days allowed for this will be equal to the number of days that a pupil is absent unless otherwise specified by the teacher. 

To report an absence, please call (616.458.4228, Press #6) or e-mail the secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence to report that the student will not be in school. Please include in the e-mail or voice message:

  • Student's first and last name
  • Current grade
  • Parent's first and last name
  • Phone number where they may be reached
  • Reason for absence