Regular attendance is a critical requirement for a child to benefit most from school. Students learn new skills and ideas every day, and they cannot learn if they are not here.
That said, sometimes children get sick, and do not benefit from being here, as they may be too sick to concentrate. Further, attending while ill increases the chances of spreading that illness to other students and adults in the school.
- In fairness to all, please do not send your child to school if there are definite signs of ill health. We have neither the facilities nor the personnel to care for sick children. Good health is necessary for effective learning. Students who are ill should receive proper medical attention and should not attend school until their health is reasonable. Students who become ill during the day are to go directly to their teacher.
- Our policy is to send students who are ill home as soon as possible. Our practice is to call parents and ask that the student be picked up. For this reason, it is important that parents keep work and emergency phone numbers current.
If your child is going to be absent, please let the school know by telephone. If you are leaving a message, please include your child’s first and last name, and teacher or division number.