There will be no school Monday, Nov. 19th - Friday, Nov. 23rd.
Please see the Calendar Tab above for Drama and Music Events for the month of November. We have musical productions, theater showcases, District Drama events and a Jazz Festival.
Absences and Permits to Leave (PTL):
Please call the attendance office when your student is absent for any period of the day. All absences have to be verified and your assistance is greatly appreciated. The direct attendance line is 208-854-6235 and messages can be left 24 hours a day.
Appointments that necessitate a student to leave school require prearrangement. Please call ahead (208-854-6235) to arrange a “Permit to Leave.” Your student may pick up the permit from the Attendance Office during breaks or between classes. They must have this in their hand to leave class/school.
Your student may bring a note to the Attendance Office and receive their PTL immediately.
Student turns 18 years of age:
Turning 18 does not automatically permit students to excuse themselves from school. Parents are still required to notify us of absences for any reason.
The parent portal to Infinite Campus allows you to view your students' attendance as well as grades. If you have not accessed this tool, please email email@example.com to set up your account. If you have any questions about your student's attendance or any of our attendance procedures, please contact the attendance secretary, Cristy Hale, at 854-6235.
From The Nurse:
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick child at home or send them off to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. Please consider these guidelines:
• Colds: Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his/her ability to perform in school. (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy). If your child experiences green nasal discharge that continues throughout the day, or a cough lasting longer than ten days, or is accompanied by fever or chills and is productive of discolored sputum, consult with your physician.
• Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye): Following a diagnosis of bacterial conjunctivitis, the child may return to school after the first dose of prescribed medication. Students with viral infection may return when eyes are clear.
• Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
• Fever: A child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
• Impetigo: A child with impetigo may return to school 24 hours after treatment has begun. A doctor's note of proof of prescription is recommended.
• Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child's return to school.
• Strep Throat: A child with strep throat may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.
A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.