These Homework Excuse Sheets provide students with the responsibility of being accountable for their actions, and help teachers maintain accurate records of student performance within the classroom.
In my 9th grade English classroom, when collecting homework assignments, I will distribute these excuse sheets to students who have not finished or completed their work. Students are instructed to fill out the form, explain why their work wasn't finished on time, and submit the form in place of their homework. After students submit the homework excuse sheets, I read and initial the form before filing it away in my records.
These become especially helpful during Parent/Teacher Conferences when a parent is inquiring about a low performance score. It allows me to keep up with every assignment that each individual student has missed, and provides the student's excuse as to why he/she did not complete it.