Please Note: The Absence Reporting Procedure has been updated effective August 5, 2022.
U of D Jesuit expects every student to be present for every scheduled class. An absence from school does not excuse a student from the obligation and responsibility of his ordinary class work, nor does it relieve him of homework. In the event of an absence from school, the following procedure must be followed in order to receive an excused absence:
A parent or guardian must report an absence or lateness by calling the Student Affairs Office at 313-927-2366, prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the absence, to report the student will not be in school. The Absence Reporting Line is open 24-hours a day. The voice message must include:
- Your son's first and last name
- Current Grade
- Parent's first and last name
- Phone number where parent may be reached
- Reason for Absence
The Student Affairs Office may contact the parent or guardian for further details of the absence. If the student is absent due to college visits, documentation of the college visit must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office upon his return to school.
Forging a parent or guardian’s signature on a note or other communication, altering a note or communication in any way, or making or having someone else make a phone call to the school in which the caller falsely claims to be a parent or guardian is illegal and dishonest. Moreover, notes giving false reasons for absences or requests to be off campus are also dishonest. Students incur disciplinary consequences for any and all of the above.