If illness or some other emergency makes it necessary for a student to be absent from school, parents should notify the school office before 9:00 a.m. at the elementary level and 8:30 a.m. at the middle school level on the day of the absence.

The parent may be required to send a written note upon the student’s return to school. If a note is required, the following is the minimum that should be included in the note:

  1. Student name

  2. Date(s) of absence;

  3. Reason(s) for the absence;

  4. Signature of the parent or guardian (unless the school has been notified that another signature is to be accepted).

A doctor’s excuse is required after scarlet fever, strep throat, ringworm, scabies, and whenever the Health Department recommends it. Also, the nurse may ask for a note from your physician where there is a question concerning your child’s health or physical ability to take part in all activities of the school program.