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.