It is important that students are present each and every day that school is in session (unless illness prevents their attendance) in order to ensure continuity of instruction. However, attendance should never be stressed to the point where a child is sent to school ill. Please assist us in protecting the health of all our youngsters by keeping your child home if he/she is not well.
It is suggested that children showing symptoms of sore throat, ear ache, runny nose, fever, cough, stomach upsets, vomiting, rash, diarrhea, or reddened, watering eyes, during the preceding 24 hours, remain at home. With the outbreak of flu-like symptoms in the Spring of 2009, including the H1N1 virus, every precaution must be taken to protect the welfare of all students. Therefore, the District reserves the right to institute the recommended seven-day policy as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Whenever parents keep their child home from school, the school must be notified. If the period of absence is greater than three days, parents should consult with the classroom teacher for assignments that can be accomplished at home. If a child is absent from school for any period of time, a written explanation, signed by the parent or guardian, is required upon the child's return.