GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT ABSENCES
Appointments should be scheduled before or after the school day so the students will have every opportunity to learn. If a student is to be excused early from school the student must bring an excuse to the office before the start of school. Whenever a student is absent from school an excuse is needed within three school days. If the student is seen by a doctor, a doctors' excuse must be obtained. After 10 days of absences not covered by a doctors' excuse any absences thereafter will need a doctors' excuse.
Students should not be sent to school with these health problems:
Fever of 100.0 F or greater
Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 12 hours
Pink Eye: red itchy eyelids and green or yellow discharge but NO allergy symptoms
Head Lice: active infestations of lice or nits
Any undiagnosed rash, i.e. chickenpox
Severe sore throat, excessive cough or cough that produces phlegm, severe headache, earache, or stomachache or ANY other illness when the child is not able to eat/drink/sleep or otherwise function normally without pain/discomfort
Injuries or surgical procedures that require narcotic medication to relieve pain.
Call a physician or the school nurse if there is a question whether a student needs medical attention or may attend school with an illness or injury.