How to Write an Excuse Letter for School

You have planned a family trip, local or abroad, as early as possible. You have purchased the airline tickets, booked the hotel, finalized the itinerary of your tour and activities (the works!). It is a good thing if you were able to schedule your vacation during school break (Kudos!). But there are times when your trip falls on a school day. Meaning, kids will be missing school for a few days.

In situations like these, moms and dads, what do we do? Easy and simple! Write an excuse letter and submit it as early as you can.

You can have the letter handwritten or typewritten (just make sure you sign it!), whatever works for you.

And… since I just finished my letter, I will be sharing it to all of you for your future reference. I hope you find it useful!


Name of School

Address of School

        Attention:  Name of Adviser


        Subject:     Excuse Letter

Dear Mr./Ms. ___________,

Please excuse my son/daughter, _______________, for being absent from school this  ___________, 2018 (_xx_ school days). Our family will be out of town/ the country from ___________ until __________, 2018.

___________ will return to school on __________, 2018.

As I was informed that their examination will coincide with our travel dates. Please let us know how we can re-schedule ______________’s examination to another date.

Also, if it is possible, may we request to get in advance a list of homework for __________________. This will be submitted upon my son’s/daughter’s return to school.

Thank you for your consideration on this matter. Please let us know if you require anything else.


Your Name (must be signed!)


So that’s it. Make sure you don’t forget to do this important thing before going on your family trip. Your kids and their teachers will surely appreciate it. Besides, it’s the least that we can do.

One more thing, it would be nice if you can give a little something (pasalubong) to your child’s adviser/teacher upon your return from the trip. Just make sure it is not anything lavish or extravagant! Or else you might put the teacher in trouble and we don’t want that!

Good job, mom and dad! Now, go and have an awesome trip with the family! You deserve it.

This is Attorney Mommy, at your service!


Hello! I am Camille, a.k.a Attorney Mommy. I am a happy wife, a proud mom, and a full time attorney. I feel blessed that I am able to take care of my family while I practice my profession. I see to it that I enjoy and have fun in whatever I do. This blog keeps me sane, alive and excited for greater things ahead. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts!

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