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Excuse letter to teacher / principal: Format & Sample Letters

There are certain circumstances, which can hinder a person from attending school whether it is a teacher or a student. It would thus be necessary to write a letter to excuse for the absence. Reading a sample letter can be of great help for someone who wants to know the appropriate format and the kind of content, which should be part of the letter.

Here are some sample excuse letters for students and teachers to help you.

Excuse Letter Format

Given below is a format, which one can follow while writing the letter:

To,

The Principal/Teacher,

XYZ School,

 

City

Date: Insert date here

Subject: Insert subject here

Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, it is to say that I, ABC (name of student/teacher) or my son ABC (when a parent is writing the letter), will not be able to attend the school (State reason here).

Kindly grant me leave from (date) to (date). I will be grateful.

Thanking You,

Yours faithfully,

Signature

Name

Class

Excuse letter to teacher/principal from parent

Given below is a sample for writing a letter to the teacher/principal from a parent:

Respected Sir/Madam,

I would like to inform you that my son, ABC, is a student of your class, 7-A and he is suffering from severe fever since last night. The doctor has advised him complete bed rest for at least 3 days and thus, he would not be able to attend the school from (date) to (date).

Kindly grant him leave for 3 days. I shall be obliged.

Yours Sincerely,

Excuse letter to teacher/principal from student

Given below is the sample for this kind of letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, it is to inform you that I, ABC, am a student of your 6-A class. I am suffering from a severe headache since last night and my mom is taking me to the specialist. I will not be able to attend the school today. Kindly grant me leave for a day.

Yours Sincerely,

Excuse letter for not taking the exam

Given below is the sample for this kind of letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, it is to say that I, ABC, am a student of class 7-A. Last night, I had a severe fever and on an appointment with the doctor, he diagnosed it measles. I, therefore, will not be able to take the exams.

Kindly grant me leave for not taking the exam. Let me know what I can do in this situation. I am attaching the medical certificate in the letter.

Yours Sincerely,

Excuse letter for rescheduling the exam

Given below is the sample for this kind of letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, it is to say that I, ABC, am a student of your class. As my mother informed you, I am suffering from severe anxiety and depression because of personal issues. I am trying to deal with the situation; however, I will not be able to take the exams this time. Kindly grant me permission for not taking the exam and I shall be highly obliged for rescheduling the exam.

Please let me know what I can do, as I really want to appear in the exams but I am not prepared to appear in the exams now.

Yours Sincerely,

Excuse letter from a teacher to the principal for the absence

Given below is the sample for this kind of letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

With due respect, I would like to inform you that I am suffering from high fever since yesterday. The doctor has advised me complete bed rest for two days. Kindly grant me leave from (date) to (date).

I have already submitted the required tasks and Mr. A would be completing the remaining task on my behalf.

Yours Sincerely,

Excuse letter from teacher to principal for being absent

Given below is the sample for this kind of letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I express my apologies for not being able to attend the class yesterday without informing. I had a serious accident and broke my leg. The doctor has advised me complete bed rest for two weeks. Please grant me leave from (date) to (date).

In my absence, Mr. A would be a perfect fit, as he already knows the schedule and coursework. Let me know how I can help in my absence. You can reach me at 555-555-555.

Yours Sincerely,

Tips for writing the excuse letter to teacher / principal

  • Follow the appropriate format for writing the relevant letter of excuse.
  • Make sure there is no spelling mistake.
  • Make sure there is appropriate grammar.
  • Avoid fluff and jargon. Use simple language and create content, which is to the point.
  • Be honest and don’t lie about the reason for the absence.
  • If necessary, attach a medical certificate with the letter.