CALL-IN PROCEDURE:

All schools in Naperville School District #203 have a uniform procedure for reporting absences.

Reporting student absences on a daily basis is a parent responsibility.
To report a Daily Absence: Call 630-420-3203 any time before 7:45 a.m.
Please be ready to record the following:
a. Date
b. Student’s Name (please spell the last name)
c. Teacher’s Name
d. Reason for absence

If you anticipate that your child will be absent for more than one day, please call 630-420-3203 again between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.to discuss the situation with our school health technician or nurse.

Afternoon Kindergarten absences should be called in no later than 12:00 noon.

If a child is absent, and we have not received a call, we will attempt to reach you by calling your home or another number which you have designated for checking on absences. We ask that this designated number be other than your home telephone number. An unreported absence could be a safety issue! We will make every effort to call these two numbers by 10:00 a.m. to check on unreported absences.

RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNESS/OUTDOOR RECESS
Your child should remain home until he or she is healthy enough to return to participate in all school activities. This includes outdoor recess. It is important to ensure your child is properly attired for a brief period of outside play. Following district guidelines, your child will be expected to participate in outdoor recess if the wind chill index is at zero or above.

WRITTEN REQUESTS TO REMAIN INSIDE WILL BE HONORED IF WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR
These requests usually involve casts or use of crutches and should be presented to the personnel in our health office.

ABSENCES UNRELATED TO ILLNESS
While we understand that occasional absences for reasons other than illness may be unavoidable, we urge you to avoid planning vacations during school attendance time. Your child will benefit from regular attendance. Attendance is monitored carefully and you will be contacted if absences and tardies begin to accumulate.


THIS PROCEDURE IS EFFECTIVE BEGINNING THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

Absences Due to Illness

Keep your child home:

1. If a rash is present that has not been evaluated by a physician.

2. If your child’s oral temperature exceeds 100 degrees F, or 1 or 2 degrees above the child’s normal temperature. A child with such a fever should remain home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of fever reducing medicines.

3. If the child vomits, and continues to experience nausea and/or vomiting or has uncontrollable diarrhea within the last 24 hours.

4. If your child complains of severe, persistent pain. The symptom should be referred to a physician for evaluation.

5. If your child shows signs of upper respiratory infection (cold symptoms) serious enough to interfere with child’s ability to learn.

6. If there are signs of conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) with matter coming from the one or both eyes, itching, crusts on eyelids, the child should be evaluated by a physician.

7. If there are open sores that have not been evaluated by a physician.

8. If there are signs of infestation with lice (nits in hair, itchy scalp), the child should be evaluated for treatment with a pediculicide.

If you are not sure about whether to send your child to school, call or visit the child’s physician.

For more information about illness and re-admittance after illness consult the “Health Services and Requirements” section of the Parent/Student Handbook.


Planned Absences

When your child is going to be absent due to a trip or extended illness, please send a note or phone the Health Office with the dates. The Health Office will then pass the information on to the classroom teacher. Requests for homework should go directly to the teacher.

Unreported Absences

• If a child is absent, and we have not received a phone call, we will attempt to reach you at the phone numbers designated on the emergency card beginning with the home telephone number. Please keep these phone numbers updated by informing us of any changes throughout the year.

• Our Health Office will follow up on any unreported absences by 10:00 a.m. If we are unable to reach you, a note will be sent to remind you to call in.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. For this reason, we request your attention to these procedures.
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