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Absence & Illness Policies

Reporting Absences Procedure

Please report all absences immediately.  Please call our attendance line at (510) 537.9558 ext 4860 to report an absence the same day of the absence.  When prompted please leave a message stating:

  1. Your child’s name,
  2. Teacher’s name and Room #
  3. Date of absence
  4. Reason for absence
  5. Who is calling

If your child attends Adventure Time, please let them know as well at (510) 733-9134.

Picking up a Student Early

If you are picking up a student during the day be sure to come to the Office first and sign our Early Release Book. It really helps if you send a note with your child for his/her teacher, too. Then the child can be all ready to go when you arrive.

When Should You Keep Your Sick Child Home?

Your child will enjoy school and be better able to learn if he/she is well. It is important that children who are contagious remain at home.

Please review our Health Flyer for Parents for helpful information and guidance on when your child should be kept home due to illness.

Please keep your child home if he/she has any of the following:

  1. A runny nose when the mucus is thick and green or yellow
  2. Cough or congestion that interferes with breathing and/or if wheezing
  3. A rash of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a certificate from physician stating the student may return to school
  4. A fever over 100 degrees-must be fever free for 24 hours to return to school
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Vomiting
  7. Severe headache

The only medication a child can carry with written permission from both doctor and parent is an inhaler and aero-chamber for asthma and an epi-pen for severe allergic reactions. The letter must state that the student is capable of knowing when and how to use the medication. If you have any questions please contact the district nurse at (510) 537-3000 ext. 1254.