Report an Absence

Report an Absence

According to our school sick policy students are not able to remain in school with the following symptoms (list is not exhaustive):
• Fever (100.4 or greater)/Chills
• Sore Throat
• Repeated episodes of vomiting/diarrhea
• Severe Cold – runny nose/bad cough that prevents the child from sleeping at night or disrupts normal activities
• Has distracting pain from earache, headache, or sore throat

Students exhibiting these symptoms must be excluded from school and remain home for 24 hours AFTER the symptoms are gone without the use of over-the-counter medications to treat these symptoms.

It is essential that the school has a phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness.

Management of COVID-19
Students who test positive for COVID-19, according to the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, will need to stay home for:
• At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or positive test if asymptomatic AND
• At least 24 hrs. have passed since last fever without the use of fever reducing medications AND
• Symptoms have improved

Students may return in fewer than 5 days with school nurse (RN) verification of one of the following:
• Student has received written permission from a medical provider and has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms have improved OR
• Receives a negative diagnostic Covid-19 test and is asymptomatic

Students can be excused for sickness for two days by the parent/guardian reporting the absence as sick. On the third day, a doctor's note or positive test result (COVID, strep, flu, etc.) must be submitted for the absence to be excused.