Burris Laboratory School

Faculty Absences

Faculty members planning to be absent should use the following procedures:

  • Complete a gold Faculty Absence Report form as soon as possible, indicating the date(s) and time(s) of the absence, and plans for class coverage (a substitute teacher or coverage by another faculty member). If the substitute is to be paid from a grant, that grant number should be listed in Section #2.
  • Prior to the scheduled absence, bring lesson plans to the main office, leave in your classroom, or indicate where the plans and any necessary materials will be located. Substitutes are not given the keys to faculty offices.
  • If you call in to be absent or arrange for a same day absence, you will be given a blue Faculty Absence Report form. This must be completed and returned to the Secretary to the Principal.

It is recommended that you have a substitute folder on file (or in your classroom) with Susan in the main office in case of an emergency. This folder should include the following items:

  • Class schedules
  • Class lists
  • Classroom expectations and rules
  • Emergency lesson plans
  • Emergency procedures

Faculty members calling in due to an illness or emergency should use the following procedures:

Contact Susan as soon as possible. If you do not know during the school day, please call the SUBLINE – 765-285-4782 (285-4SUB). It is preferred to know the night before, if possible, or by 6:30 a.m., at the latest. If you are unable to call before 6:30 a.m., you must call the office at 765-285-1131 after 7:30 a.m. when the office opens. Remember to indicate where your plans will be located. You may use the FAX: 765-285-8620, e-mail Susan Adair and Elaine Orr, or send the plans to school with another person (spouse, child, etc).