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Sickness absences

Here you will find information on registering absence due to sickness. 

Please note that students do not need to call in sick. 

Covid-19: It is important that students inform the school if an absence is due to COVID-19 by sending an email to [email protected]. This applies whether the absence is due to quarantine, confirmed infection or underlying conditions. See below for further information. 

The school may require confirmation of quarantine or isolation. Confirmation is available on heilsuvera.is. 

Registering sickness – doctors’ notes

Students under 18 – Parents/guardians register sickness in Inna. 

Students 18 and older can give their parents/guardians access to register information on their behalf in Inna. Check YES instead of NO in Access in the Parents/guardian menu on a student’s Inna. If a student has granted access their parents/guardians can register sickness in Inna. 

Students, 18 and older, can now register sickness in Inna without handing in a doctor´s note at the school office.  

Absences shorter than one day cannot be corrected. Absences due to illness are corrected up to 93% 

COVID-19

Absences can be registered the same day or a day in advance. 

Students who are absent due to COVID-19 register illness in Inna in the same way as for other illnesses but write a comment to explain the absence; whether it is due to quarantine or confirmed infection. 

It is important that students inform the school if an absence is due to COVID-19 by sending an email to [email protected] . This applies whether the absence is due to quarantine, confirmed infection or underlying conditions. The school requires this information to be able to provide students with the best possible service during their absence. The information is strictly confidential and can only be accessed by relevant members of school staff. 

If a student is placed in quarantine or isolation and needs a confirmation to show the school they can be found on heilsuvera.is. 

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Sickness during an exam or assessment

If a student is unable to attend a scheduled exam or assessment due to sickness the relevant teacher should be consulted to find a new time. 

Long term illness – Physical Education

Students who suffer from long term illnesses or adverse life events that affect their attendance over the semester should contact a student counsellor.  

Physical Education 

Students who are unable to attend PE over the semester must hand in a doctor’s note within a week from getting their timetable.  

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