As I was looking through different blogs the other day. I found the CUTE absence notes from a creative classroom. These forms will work great for my classroom. You can send copies home with the parents the first week of school or even in the take home folders to fill out when their child was absent from school. I think it is a great idea because it is so hard to get all the information that the office wants. This way the parents will know exactly what they need to included the first time.