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List of reasons for taking casual leave from school

In this guide, we will discuss the list of reasons for taking casual leave from school with some samples on what to write when considering taking casual leave from school.

List of reasons for taking casual leave from school

The list of reasons for taking casual leave from school include:

  • Family reasons or commitments.
  • Taking care of your health due to illness.
  • Having a dentist’s appointment.
  • If you are feeling too stressed or overwhelmed.
  • Taking some time off for a family vacation.
  • Not being able to concentrate anymore.

Family reasons or commitments

Let’s take a look at each item on the list. The first reason is having family commitments such as taking an elderly parent to a doctor’s appointment or seeking medical treatment. It could also happen that you are attending a relative’s wedding, first communion, baptism or there was childbirth in the family.

Be honest about it and ask for casual leave accordingly, however, you shouldn’t be abusing the time off or getting time off every week or two. Just on occasion. 

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Taking care of your health due to illness

If you are sick, the normal thing to do is to stay at home and get better but some people prefer to go to school even if they are sick. This is counterproductive since being sick will not let you reach your full potential and won’t pay much attention to class. This is why it is better to just stay at home, take some time to rest, get better, and get back to school with full capacity.

Having a dentist appointment

If you have an emergency and you require an appointment to get it fixed then it is a good reason for casual leave at school. You may be complaining of a toothache and feelings of pressure or ear pain along with the toothache pain.

Moreover, it could be a medical emergency where there are symptoms of fatigue, throbbing pain or, even fever. Mouth pain with trouble breathing or swallowing can be considered a very serious situation that requires medical assistance.

This is a real medical emergency so be aware of how you are feeling and if symptoms get worse get help.

You are feeling too stressed or overwhelmed

If you are feeling the pressure of delivering assignments, projects, etc, then maybe it is time to take some time off. Talk to your parents or legal guardian and explain to them how you’re feeling so they may help you get some time off to destress and occupy your mind in something else.

Family time off for vacation

This could be a short trip on the weekend, somewhere close to where you can spend some quality time with your family. Schools are not supportive of vacation time during the school academic year. However, if your family is not used to going frequently on vacation then asking for a day due to a family commitment, being sick won’t make a difference or affect negatively your grades.

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Not being able to concentrate

If you are not being able to concentrate anymore or have a good performance then it is time to consider taking at least 1 day off to clear your mind from everything and relaxing. Talk to a counsellor or your parents if you feel too overwhelmed or find it very difficult to concentrate. 

Sample of casual leave letter 

Example from letters.org:

“From,

_____________

_____________

Date (date on which letter is written)

To,

________________

________________

Sub:_________________________________________

Dear _________________,

I hereby write this letter to formally notify you that I wish to take a ____________ days’ casual leave. I wish to request for a casual leave to attend to a family matter. I wish to apply for a leave from ____________ and resume my duties on ____________.

I received a phone call that ____________ is unwell at school from ____________. I am requested to pick her up so that she can seek further medical attention that is not available in the school’s dispensary. I hope to resume work when she has recovered and resumed school.

I have discussed my situation with ____________and she has agreed to take up my duties in the short period. While I am out of office, I will be available on my cell ____________ in case of an emergency. Since this is an emergency, I will not be in a position to complete the pending work but I will work on it when I return.

I herewith attach a leave application form for your approval. Please approve my leave at your earliest.

Yours Sincerely,

__________

(__________________)”

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Sick leave application for school

Example from successcds.net:

“To,

The Principal,

[Name of the school],

[Address],

[Date]

Subject: Application for leave.

Sir/Madam,

With due respect, I beg to say that I am not in a state to attend the school as I am down due to the viral fever. I have been advised by our family doctor that I have to take proper rest for at least [number of days] days. Therefore, kindly grant me leave for [number of days].  I shall be really thankful to you.

Thanking you,

Yours obediently,

[Your Name] [Class and section] [Roll No.]”

Sick leave application by parents

Example from successcds.net:

“To,

The Principal,

[Name of the school],

[Address],

[Date]

Subject: Application for leave

Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that my son/daughter [Name of your child], is a student of class [class], in your school. He is not in the best condition to attend school because of the high fever. The doctor has recommended him/her complete bed rest. Therefore, I request you to kindly grant him/her sick leave for [number of days] days. I shall be much obliged.

Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,

[Your Name] [Signature]”

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Sick leave application (student)

“To,

The Principal,

[Name of the school],

[Address],

[Date]

Subject: Application for leave

Sir/Madam,

I am a student of class [Your class and section] in your school. Actually, I have to go with my mother to visit my grandmother in her place due to some urgent piece of work. Therefore, it is not possible for me to attend school tomorrow. Therefore, kindly grant me leave for one day. I shall be really thankful to you for this kind act.

Thanking you,

Yours obediently,

[Your Name] [Class and section] [Roll No.]”

Why is this blog about list of reasons for taking casual leave from school important?

This blog about the list of reasons for taking casual leave is important because it can give you some ideas on what the reasons for taking casual leave from school could be, however, you could find more depending on your circumstances. 

Moreover, there are some examples of the format and how to request it. But be careful, this should not be used to get a free vacation or just to skip school. It needs to be used wisely and when needed.

Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts about the content of this article!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about list of reasons for taking casual leave from school

What is a good reason for leave of absence?

Good reasons for a leave of absence can include childbirth, adopting, having a medical condition that requires treatment, getting married, and caring for a family member that has a serious health condition.

How do you ask for leave for personal reasons?

If you need to ask for leave for personal reasons make sure you include a brief explanation of why you need the leave and you could state where you will be while you are away. Also, if possible provide assistance and the best way they can get in touch while you are off. Thank your employer for considering your request. 

How do I write a casual leave letter?

If you want to write a casual leave letter:

  • Explain the reason why you are asking for leave.
  • Mention the dates for which you are requesting the leave.
  • Mention when you will be resuming work.
  • Address the letter to the appropriate person or department.
  • Keep your letter short and comprehensive.
  • Provide your contact details in case they need to get in touch.

What is the best reason for vacation leave?

There are many good reasons to ask for vacation leave such as stress relief from work, having more time to spend with your family or your partner, you want to take some time to focus on your health, take an opportunity to get away, improve your mood, increase your creativity and/or productivity, a better sex life, reduce your risk of getting depression, getting better sleep, among others.

How do I get paid for leave of absence?

Employers are not required to provide paid leave of absence, but you could try and ask your HR manager or contact if your company is able to provide you with paid leave time. However, if you are not able to get paid absence you can consider getting sick pay or vacation time if you have time available.

References 

Honjo, K. (2017, Jun.) 7 Totally Justifiable (and Data-Driven) Reasons you need to leave work early.

Successcds.net: “Leave Application – How to write leave application?”

letters.org

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Daniela Paez

Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.