Appendix A: Sample Letter of Notice to Parent/Guardian
School Principal Name
Dear ________________________ :
I wish to inform you that our attendance records indicate that your child, ___________________________,
has accumulated a total of ___________ absences from school. Our records also indicate that the school
did NOT receive a valid excuse for _____
of these absences.
Under the terms of the State Compulsory Attendance Law, I am required to place you, the parent/guardian,
on notice that you are in violation of the law if your child acquired 6 unexcused absences (North Carolina
General Statutes 115C-378).
The law prescribes that a copy of this notice be directed to the school counselor who will contact you to
offer assistance in resolving this problem.