How do you write absentee notes?

I use a form letter that my kids can fill out and I sign. The reason for absence can be checked off with lines added for any additional information. I set this up so the page is horizontal where I can fit 2 per page. Date ___________________ To Whom It May Concern, Please excuse our child, ____________(child's name)_______________________________ from school _________(dates of absence)__________________. The absence was due to: º Sickness ________________________________ º Doctor Appointment _____________________ º Family Reasons __________________________ º Other Reasons __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Mr. or Mrs. (your name here) home (555) 555-5555 work (555) 555-5555 cell (555) 555-5555