Please keep your child home from school if they have one or more of the following symptoms:
- fever greater than 100 degrees - student must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school
- any communicable illness or condition such as head lice, scabies, pink eye and strep throat - a child with strep or pink eye must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school
Students who become ill or are injured during the school day should report to their teacher before going to the office. Students too ill to return to class will be sent home. Parents will be called and have the responsibility to transport the student home.
Please make sure that the school has your current home phone number, your work number (both parents if they work), and the number of a friend or relative you will permit to take charge of your child, if he/she is sick or injured.
Regular attendance is very important for successful schoolwork. While a student is enrolled in school, his or her number one job is attending classes regularly and fulfilling all the class requirements. Regular and prompt attendance is a positive habit and should be cultivated as such. Minnesota State Law governs the attendance of pupils and obligates schools to ensure regular attendance.
- Attend each class and arrive to class on time and prepared.
- Make up required activities, classroom assignments, tests and quizzes within two (2) school days for each day absent unless other arrangements are made with the classroom teacher(s).
- If you become ill during the day, or if you must leave school for any reason, you must receive permission from the office. If you leave school for any reason without notifying the office prior to leaving, your absence will be regarded as unexcused. Any unexcused absence is considered truancy.
If an absence occurs that is not school related, follow these procedures:
- A parent/guardian must call the attendance office each day you are absent. If unable to call, a student must bring a note signed by the parent or guardian to the attendance office within 48 hours of returning to school.
- The note or phone call should state the reason for the absence and include the phone number where the parent/guardian may be reached.
- If a parent/guardian does not call or a signed note is not presented to the attendance office within two (2) school days after the student’s return to school, the absence will remain permanently unexcused.
The complete District Policy #503 – Student Attendance can be found in the Policy Manual on the district website.