Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.

John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.

 Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.

My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines.

Please excuse little Jimmy for not being in school yesterday. His father is gone and I could not get him ready because I was in bed with the doctor.