Reporting Your Child's Absence

How to Report an Absence


When a student is going to be absent, parents/guardians should report the absence before the school day begins. Calls to the attendance line can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Shelby Attendance Line is 586-797-3799. Absences will be input to PowerSchool by 4:00 pm on the date of the absence.


Per UCS policy, the following reasons for an absence will be accepted as an excused absence; student illness, hospitalization, doctor ordered bed rest, mandatory court appearance that has been pre-arranged, death in the immediate family, family vacation that has been pre-arranged and approved, medical appointments and administrative permission. All other absences will be unexcused.


Pre-approved absence forms can be obtained in the counseling office, the main office or in Schoology.