Student Absences

Indian Springs Attendance Policy

Please click the links below for information about what to do when your student needs to miss class.

The complete Attendance Policy can be found in the Read 'N' Heed, accessible here.

List of 5 items.

  • Late Arrivals

    If you know your student will be late for class, please call the Front Office at 205.988.3350. When students arrive on campus, they must sign in at the Front Office. Failure to do so will result in their being marked absent.
  • Early Departures

    To leave campus before classes end, day students must have permission from a parent, and boarding students must have permission from their dorm leaders. If you are picking up your student early, you may sign the student out at the Front Office. If your student is leaving early with another driver or alone, you may call the Front Office at 205.988.3350 to give your student permission to leave. These students must also sign out at the Front Office, where they will receive a pass to present to the security officer at the gate.
  • Planned Absences

    Students who are planning to miss class for a holiday, trip, or event must complete an Excused Absence Form. The form can be printed online here or can be picked up from the Front Office. Parents must fill out and sign the form, and students must have their teachers initial the form. The completed form must be returned to the Front Office several days prior to the absence. A College Visit Absence Form (found here) must accompany the Excused Absence Form for any students who plan to miss class for a college visit. All college visits must have prior approval from the College Counseling Office.
  • Unexpected Absences

    If your student must miss class unexpectedly due to illness or emergency, please report the absence by calling the Front Office at 205.988.3350. Please leave a voicemail if you call before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. Students missing class for a medical appointment must submit a doctor's excuse for their confidential medical file. Doctor's excuses may be turned in at the Front Office, faxed to 205.332.0566, or emailed to
  • Extended Absence Due to Illness

    Students who are absent from class for an extended period of time due to illness should contact their academic advisor and their teachers. Upon returning to school, they must submit a doctor's excuse. Doctor's excuses may be turned in at the Front Office (in a sealed envelope with "School Nurse" written on the front), faxed to 205.332.0566, or emailed to All student health and medical information is confidential. Please contact Director of School Health Services Amy Wammack at 205.477.0587 or if you have any questions or concerns.
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Phone: 205.988.3350
Indian Springs School, an independent school recognized nationally as a leader in boarding and day education for grades 8-12, serves a talented and diverse student body and offers admission to qualified students regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Located in Indian Springs, Alabama, just south of Birmingham, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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