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Attendance, Illness, and Absences

Attendance, Illness, & Absence

Attendance and Tardiness

It is vital for all students to arrive at school on time each day. All students should be in class lines on the playground by 7:55 a.m. The kindergarten students should be brought to their classrooms. The final bell rings and school begins for all students at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must enter the school through the office and pick up a tardy slip on the way to class. Please note that the school gates on Carpenter Avenue and Laurel Canyon are locked at 8:10 a.m.

Illness and Absence from school

Please keep your child home if he or she has a fever or if you suspect he or she has a contagious condition such as flu, chickenpox, lice or pinkeye. If your child becomes ill at school, the office will call you to pick up your child. Please be sure your Emergency Child is up to date so the school staff can contact you. The office will not release your child to anyone not listed on the card. Any pre-designated individual picking up your child will be required to present a picture ID to the office staff. Should you need to pick up your child before dismissal time, you must first go to the office and sign your child out. The office will contact your child's teacher, who will send your child to the office.

After a school absence, children are required to bring a note from home citing the specific cause of the absence. In addition, children on crutches, or those wearing casts, slings, or Ace bandages will require a re-admission note from the family physician indicating any activity restrictions.

If a student requires medication during school hours, the parent/guardian must file a signed medication form with the office (form & procedures). The parent/guardian must provide the required prescription information and supply the medication in its original pharmacy container. The office will administer the medication as prescribed. Students may not bring any type of medication, including over-the-counter medications, to school, nor are they permitted to self-administer any type of medication on school grounds.

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