Submitting Online Excuse Forms

Submitting attendance excuse forms made easier!
Posted on 04/11/2023
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Attention SESD Families,

Submitting a written excuse for student absence is becoming easier!  Beginning on April 17th, 2023, you can submit a written excuse directly into the Sapphire Community Portal!  Benefits to using the Sapphire Community Portal for submitting excuses include:

  • Quick and easy  - can be submitted the same day the student is absent
  • No need to locate blank excuse cards
  • No need to rely on your student to return excuse cards
  • You will receive a confirmation email when the excuse is processed by the attendance secretary so that you are sure the excuse form has been received
  • You can also upload attachments to the excuse form (such as a doctor’s note) so that you are sure your student’s absence is properly counted

We are still accepting paper and email excuses, but encourage families to utilize the Sapphire Community Portal.


Click here to access Sapphire Community Portal Help


Click here for directions to complete an online attendance excuse form in the Sapphire Community Portal


Click here to Access the Sapphire Community Portal (or see below)

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