Report an Absence

Report an Absence

How do I know when to keep my child home from school? See below for important information.

Report an absence.

Attendance Policy

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

A student should be sent home if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Eye drainage (excessive drainage and significant discomfort)

Other conditions that are indicators of illness and are considered when determining illness:

  • Decreased activity – droopy, tired appearance
  • Irritable behavior
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough

When can a child return to school?

After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • Infected skin eruptions
  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics
  • Exception: If being treated for Pertussis, student must be on antibiotics for 5 days before returning to school

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)
  • The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting (related to stomach virus such as norovirus)

Source: Health Guidelines Manual

Revised 11/2016