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Report an Absence - MBMS

Regular Attendance Is Essential For Learning

Regular attendance is critical to your child's education. Disruptions to your child's school attendance can have a significant impact on his or her academic performance. Your child should attend school consistently and should be absent only for illness or emergencies. Please do not schedule extended family vacations during school time.
If an absence in any period is unavoidable please complete the form below. If your child is only missing part of the day, please indicate so in the other information (optional) notes. Required fields are marked with an (*).  You may be contacted by the school office for updates or additional information.
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Grade Level*
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Reason for Absence*
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Relationship to Student*
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Please consider donating $64 per day for each student's absence. This is the average amount MBUSD loses in school funding for every absence reported. We are currently projected to lose approximately $2.7M due to absences.

Please drop off a check payable to "MBUSD" or login to your MySchoolBucks account and pay through the Absence Donation portal in the School Store.

EXAMPLE: For a family with two children who will be absent for 2-days each, the suggested donation is $256 (2 students x 2 days x $64/day).

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