Helen Macfarlane – Attendance Secretary * 801-610-8811 * [email protected]  |  Office Hours:  Mon – Fri 7:15 am – 3:00 pm

To excuse absences, call or send an email to [email protected] within 2 weeks of the absence.


Parents can now excuse their student’s absences in Skyward

 Attendance Resources

Click here to Read the LPHS Attendance Policy

Important Reminders about Excusing Absences

  • Absences should be excused within 2 weeks of when the absence occurred. (Tardies do not need to be excused.)
  • Please be ready to supply the office with the student’s name and grade, your name and relationship to the student, and the exact date and class period(s) missed.
  • For Pre-Approval Absence Requests, please print and fill out this form.
  • Seminary Absences are excused through the seminary at 801.763.4554.

Click Here to Track Attendance on Skyward

After logging in to Skyward

  • Click the Attendance link from the left side menu
  • Choose by Class Period or by Day

Click Here to link to “Get Schooled”

A fun website that focuses on attendance and other ways to be successful in school

  • Includes an “Attendance Counts” calculator
  • Also, celebrity wake-up calls

Did you Know?

  • Even if your student’s absences are excused, your child is still missing crucial instruction which can cause extra stress and pressure on the student, the teacher, and the class.
  • Good attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
  • Studies show that students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track for graduation.
  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.

What you can Do!

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.
  • Know the school’s attendance policy.
  • Find out if your child feels engaged by his or her classes and/or feels safe from bullies and other threats.
  • Check regularly on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not piling up.
  • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.