Dear [name of teacher],
This is to inform you that [child’s name], studying in
[child’s grade in school]
will be unable to attend classes for [number of days] due to a death in our family. We have to attend the funeral held in [location] so we will have to travel.
We will ensure that [child’s name] can keep up with
studies once we get back. Thus, we would like to ask for your assistance in gathering the work that [his/her] classes will cover while
is away. We will help [him/her] catch up with the lessons while traveling.
Thank you so much for understanding and your help.