15 Good Excuses to Not Go to School for Strict Parents

Zsuzsanna Pengo
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Today we are going to present you with the list of the 15 good excuses to not go to school for strict parents. Click to skip our introduction and methodology and jump to the top 5 good excuses to not go to school for strict parents. So you sometimes would like to have a day off, right? Well, we are here to help you with 15 really good excuses.

As for me, I must confess, I was of a typical good girl, we can say eager beaver. I studied well, and I never got into troubles. What's more, at that time when I was a schoolgirl, my parents were allowed to justify three days a term. This meant you didn't need a medical certificate if you stayed at home on these days. My mother always "gave them" to us, saying whenever we would want to use up these days off, we could. It was enough to tell her that "Mom, I don't want to go to school today". And she said yes. Therefore we didn't need to make up a lie.

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But if you have strict parents, you need some help. Perhaps you have some excuses prepared, but some new ones may come in handy. As a matter of fact, there are two scenarios. Firstly, you are about to skip school and you want to persuade your parents to let you stay at home. For this case, we published a great compilation earlier, 12 good excuses for missing class to tell your parents. On the other hand, you may have missed school, your form teacher has reported you, and now you need some reasons why you didn't go to school. We can help with the latter scenario at this time. If you attend above 14, and need some good excuses, click and jump ahead to 15 believable excuses for skipping class in middle school. You may need a day off when you are older, so check out compilation of 10 good excuses for missing class in high school and college. A good reason can be for instance, that you needed to discuss a debate topic with a school mate, but in this case you will need a good debate topic as well. You can search one in the list of the 20 controversial debate topics for middle school.

In order to compile our list of the 15 good excuses not to go to school for strict parents, we consulted Reddit, Quora, and Docformats. At first we sorted out those that were about suggestions after missing school, than we ranked them by the number we could see them. Although there're 15 entries, you will see only 11 numbers, the reason is there are some entries that got the same number of suggestions. And now without a further ado, let's see the good excuses not to go to school for strict parents, starting with number 11:

11. Left your homework/project at home

Number of Suggestion: 3

Leaving your homework at home is the first good excuse to not go to school. You had a very important school project to be done, and you prepared it, but unluckily you forgot it at home. Without it you didn't dare to go to school, since you know how important for your parents that you should get good marks.

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10. You had a bad toothache

Number of Suggestion: 3 Your day was horrible! You set out for school, but suddenly you felt a sharp pain in your tooth, so you had to go to the dentist at once. Fortunately, there's no big trouble with it.

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9. Found a little animal, and tried to help it

Number of Suggestion: 4 So you were going to school, right? You definitely wanted to be the best at the math class, today. But you found a little kitten running up and down among the cars, so you had to help it. Fortunately you managed to take it to a vet/shelter, and now it's in safe. Perhaps this is the best time to try to persuade your parents to have a pet.

9. Something bad happened, you were in tears so couldn't go to class

Number of Suggestion: 4 If you are a girl, this will work. You could see something, or somebody hurt your feelings, and you cried a lot, so you weren't able to sit in the class and listen carefully.

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8. Other kids made fun of you, so you hid

Number of Suggestion: 5 You were at school all day, but you needed to hid, that's why you seemed to be absent. But if your parents are that types to call the principal immediately, don't use this excuse!

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7. Needed a mental health day or a friend was having an emergency

Number of Suggestion: 7

You can say you were very stressed recently, and although you wanted to go to school, you weren't able to. Or your best friend had a serious problem, and you were the only one who could help.

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6. Diarrhea

Number of Suggestion: 7

So you went to the cafeteria to get something for breakfast, such as an egg salad, or tuna sandwich, and it made you sick immediately. So you had the runs, and needed to stay in the restroom all morning. Unfortunately you couldn't go to the nurse, since you were not able to leave the toilet.

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5. Your school bag was taken on the bus and you wanted to get it back

Number of Suggestion: 7

Half way through our list of the good excuses to not go to school for, your school bag stands on the fifth spot. You had an extremely hard day, since your satchel was grabbed on the bus, and you had to chase the bad boys to get it back. Finally you managed to, but you couldn't go to school. Be careful and don't overdo when telling the story.

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5. You fell off on the sidewalk and were in the ER

Number of Suggestion: 7

Actually if you choose this one, you should be a good actor, as you will need to pretend to have pain, for example in your knees, or arms.

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4. Girl problem/Had an accident (for boys)

Number of Suggestion: 8

If you are a girl, girl problems can be always a good excuse. All the adults know it can be very painful sometimes, so your parents will accept it. You can tell them you left for school, but on the way there you had severe pain so you turned back home. If you are a boy, you can say you cut yourself accidentally, and by the time you bandaged the wound, you missed the bus.

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