Sunday, August 15, 2021

From Home to School 15: Absent from School

Monday August 16 9:00 am -- Class starts at Milpitas Adult School

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BBC English: Sick Day

Lesson 15: Absent from School

"From Home to School" by Ana Gianola

This story addresses themes of sickness, reporting an absence from school, giving a child’s full name over the phone, missing work, and parental responsibility.


  • What an excused absence is and what are legitimate reasons for missing school?
  • Do you paid time off if you stay home with a sick child or elder parent?
  • How can you tell whether or not a child needs to see a doctor?
  • What is the procedure to report an absence at your child's school?