Absence letters

Absence letters

Sickness absence

For students older then 18

If you have turned 18 and are absent from school due to sickness you must submit a formal letter from your health center (Heilsugæsla/Læknavaktin) or your GP (heimilislæknir) to the school office within 1 week of your return to school.

Students younger then 18

If you have not yet turned 18 and are absent from school due to sickness you must submit a letter from your parent or legal guardian to the school office within 1 week of your return to school. The letter must specify your name and “kennitala”, when you were absent and include your parents'/legal guardians' signature. Parents/legal guardians receive an email notification when absence letters are registered. Students at Háteigsvegur and in Hafnarfjörður can submit sickness absence letters at the library.

Parents/legal guardians can also register student absence in case of sickness in Inna. Please note that you can only register the present day and one day in advance.

The school office cannot register absence letters for single school periods or for a period of time less than 1 day. In case of long term illness please contact the student councilors.