Absences

All pupils are required to attend classes on a regular and punctual basis in accordance with the annual calendar and the weekly timetable issued to them at the beginning of each school year. Please refer to Article 30 of the ‘General Regulations of the European Schools’ (www.eursc.org) for information regarding regular attendance at classes as well as absences.

The correct procedure for pupils who feel the need to go home for health reasons is to visit the school nurse so that they can be examined. They are only allowed to leave the school after the nurses have telephoned the parents and have their consent. Nursery and Primary pupils are then to be collected by a legal representative/an authorized person only.

When your child is absent for unexpected reasons (illness, etc.), please fill in the e-form regarding absences.

After two days of absence, the nursery and primary pupils must give a medical certificate to their class teacher for before returning to classes. For longer absences, the medical certificate must be given to the school within 48 hours.

Official authorization for absence in special circumstances for personal convenience must be requested in writing (by filling in the e-form regarding absences), at least one week in advance, from the Deputy Director of the nursery-primary cycles.

Before and after holidays, absences are allowed only in case of force majeure or illness. The distance, the duration of the trip, family celebrations, flight schedules, the non-coincidence of holidays with other schools … are not considered as cases of force majeure.

If you consider the reason of your child's absence as a case of force majeure, please fill in the e-form regarding absences to ask a permission as soon as possible.