Tips

Attendance:

Regular school attendance is important.  It is very difficult to make up work missed when your child is absent.  The learning facilitated by classroom presentations and the interaction with other students cannot be made up. 

If a student is unable to attend school for any reason, you must bring on the day the child returns, a written note signed by a parent or guardian stating the date(s) and the reason for being absent.  Please put your child’s full name, homeroom, and parent’s full name on the note.

If your child is absent from school, please call the Attendance Office at 687-2400, ext. 4606, before 9:00 a.m.

District Policy Regarding Medication in School:

 The school nurse may dispense medicine in school if a written request indicating the frequency and dosage of the prescribed medicine is received from a doctor.

A written request from a parent/guardian to administer the medicine as specified by the family physician is also required.  Adherence to this policy is mandated within the district.  For the occasional instance in which over-the-counter medicine is indicated, please contact the School Nurse for further instructions.

The medicine must be delivered to the nurse by the parent in the original LABELED container (for proper identification).  If this is not possible it should be sent in a sealed, labeled container with adequate protective wrapping (not a ‘baggie”).  If the school nurse feels that it would be detrimental to the child’s health OR questions the identity of the medication, she will not give the medication as requested.  The student should understand that he/she must not share the medication.  Every year there are a number of severe drug reactions as a result of “sharing.”  Ask your druggist to dispense your prescription in two labeled containers so one can remain in school.

Policy requires that medication should be kept in the Health Office, not in the classroom with the child. 

This is the time to teach respect for the power of any kind of medication.  If there are questions concerning the above, please contact the school nurse.  All accidents occurring in a classroom, on school grounds, or on a school bus, must be reported to the person in charge immediately.


ALL UNUSED MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL.  ALL MEDICATIONS NOT PICKED UP WILL BE DESTROYED.

Excuses to Leave School Early:

Students who are to be excused for part of a day’s session must bring a written request from home, signed by a parent or guardian stating the exact time students are to be excused, (preferably at the end of a period).  Students are not permitted to leave the school building during the day unless they have been issued an “Early Dismissal Slip.”  Your child must be signed out at the Main Office before leaving the building.

NOTE:  To pick up your child anywhere around the dismissal time, we would strongly urge that you pick him/her up prior to 1:45 p.m. or be prepared to wait until all the buses have left the campus.


For safety reasons, we cannot allow you to be moving your car as the students are leaving the school building.

Visitors:

All visitors to the school must report to the Main Office to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass.  Visitors to the Junior High School must have prior written approval by the Principal to attend any middle school functions.