Flu Season 2019-2020

Our responsibility is to record and track attendance of every student to monitor truancy. All absences result in a loss of valuable instruction for the child and state revenues for the school. If your child is going to be absent due to an illness, we want you to keep them home to rest and recover.
 
As flu season comes upon us, we tend to have illness at school. Some examples are stomach aches and
fevers. Please keep your child home for 24 hours after showing signs of a fever and do not send a child to school that has vomited the night before or that morning. Please don’t send children to school with the early signs of a cold, a sore throat, or having a persistent cough. Notify the office if your child has any contagious
disease. 

IMPORTANT:  Our school confirms student absences by phone on a daily basis through our “Child Safe” program.  This system of verification assures that all students are accounted for and helps to provide a safe and worry-free day for parents.

Your cooperation is very important.  For any absence, please call the school office each day of the absence to let us know your child will not be attending. If a student is absent for religious holidays, please send a note prior to the day of absence and we will record the absence as “excused”.  It is not enough to notify the classroom teacher. You can leave a message 24 hours a day on our attendance line: 417-8097.  If a student is marked absent and we have not received a call, we will phone you to confirm the reason for the absence.  Your call ahead of time will save us time in the morning. We log the phone calls and this will take the place of a written excuse for the absence.

Thank you, in advance, for all your help in keeping all of our students and staff healthy.