Sick/Absent FAQ: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.
1. My child has a cough. Can I send in cough drops with my child?
2. How long does my child have to stay home after having a fever?
3. Can my child use crutches at school?
4. What needs to be done if my child has to sit out of gym?
5. If my child visits the health office, when do you call the parent/guardian?
6. When is an absence note needed?
My child has a cough. Can I send in cough drops with my child?
No, your child cannot come to school with cough drops. Please
refer to the "Medications at School" link for further information.
How long does my child have to stay home after having a fever?
Your child must be fever-free(less than 100 degrees)for 24 hours
before returning to school.
Can my child use crutches at school?
Before your child returns to school wearing a cast or using
crutches, the parent should obtain a note from the physician stating that your child is able to return to school, the diagnosis, and that they can use the crutches in school. There should also be a note from the doctor regarding expected time out of physical education.
What needs to be done if my child has to sit out of gym?
If your child is unable to participate in gym on any given day, a written note is required from the parent stating the reason for the excuse. If your child needs to be out of gym for more than one week due to illness/injury, a written note from your child's doctor is required stating the reason for excuse and the length of the excuse.
If my child visits the health office, when do you call the parent/guardian?
When your child visits the health office a thorough assessment is made of his/her complaint. If your child has a fever, is vomiting or has diarrhea or it's your child's SECOND visit with the same complaint a call is placed to a parent/guardian. We do not routinely call for minor cuts and scrapes, unless it is absolutely necessary. If a student requests to call a parent because he/she is not feeling well, the call is ALWAYS made.
When is an absence note needed?
If your child is absent from school, on the day of his/her
return, you must send in an absence note to school stating a
reason for the absence. Please note that if your child was out
with an illness, please state the illness.