Policies and Procedures
Reporting Your Child Absent from School
The school will call parents on the first day of any child’s absence. It is therefore, vitally important that parents inform in advance, or promptly on the first morning that the child is absent.
For sickness and medical reporting, please report this via the DESSC Parent App as follows: please select > Information tab > scroll down to Useful Websites & Absence Reporting > Report My Child Absent (DESS). Please complete the details and submit the form.
If the absence is not sickness/medical related or your child will be late to school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 8:00am, confirming your child’s details and the reason for absence. When calling the school, please leave a message, providing your child’s name, class and details of absence.
Tel: 04 3371457 – select option 1
Parents should remember to keep the school informed of up to date telephone numbers (for both parents, where applicable).