• Health & Wellness

    Absence from School

    When should my child stay home from school?

    In general, the following information is intended to help decide when a student should stay home:

    • If a student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without fever reducing medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
    • If a student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
    • If a student has had any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with your health care provider before sending the student to school.
    • If a student is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness.

    For further information see Communicable Conditions section.

    When a child becomes ill at school

    • If your child/adolescent becomes ill, at school and needs to go home, Health Service staff will attempt to contact a parent/guardian.
    • The emergency contact on the Student Health Information Sheet will be contacted if we feel your child needs to go home and we are unable to reach a parent/guardian.
    • Your child will NOT be allowed to leave school without contacting an adult.
    • Please update the health office with any changes in these contacts.


    • If your child misses three or more days, please contact individual teachers via voicemail or email for homework or homework questions.
    • Homebound instruction may be requested after three weeks absence.
  • Report an Absence

    Call the 24-hour Attendance Line:

    • Concord: 952-848-4302
    • Cornelia: 952-848-4602
    • Countryside: 952-848-4702
    • Creek Valley: 952-848-3202
    • Highlands: 952-848-4502
    • Normandale: 952-848-4102
    • South View: 952-848-3702
    • Valley View: 952-848-3502
    • High School: 952-848-3802

    Provide this information:

    • Student's name
    • Student's grade
    • Student's teacher
    • Date of the absence
    • Reason for absence
    • Your name and relationship to the student

    Please contact the school Health Office if your child has any injury or illness that will require modifications in his/her school day, prior to returning to school.