Attendance Information

Attendance Contact Information

 

DISCOVERY ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: 763.682.8401

Health Office: Cheri Knop, 763.682.8408
District Nurse:
Sue Thomson, 763.682.8514

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION:

Checking Students In and Out of School
We understand that family schedules do not always mix easily with school schedules. If a child is late to school, we ask that an adult personally check the child in at the Discovery Office. You will need to sign your child in. If a child needs to leave early during the school day, please come to the office and check the student out. Please send a note with your child in the morning so the teacher is aware that you will be leaving early.

Student Absences
Regular daily attendance is important to school success. It is critical for students to have consistent attendance in order to be successful and have a positive learning experience. If your child is ill or must miss school, please call the school office/attendance line and leave a detailed message stating student name, teacher name, and reason for absence. School work missed during an absence must be made up. Parents will be contacted at work or home if an absence is not reported. The Board of Education defines the following reasons as excused absences: illness, religious observance, death of a family member or close relative, family emergency, or a medical, dental or mental health appointment that cannot be scheduled before or after the school day. Unexcused absences, such as missing the bus, oversleeping, or those that are not acknowledged by note, or telephone call, are subject to truancy procedures. When no excuse is presented to the school, the absence will be considered unexcused. All student transportation changes need to be placed with the school office.

Health Services
Students arriving at the health office will be monitored for signs of illness based on their concerns. Students with temperatures greater than 100 degrees, diarrhea or vomiting will be excluded from school unless special circumstances surround the nature of the illness and the licensed school nurse has deemed it appropriate.

Keep your child home from school if within the past 24 hours they have had:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Please do not medicate your child with Tylenol or Ibuprofen to mask fever prior to sending them to school.
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Antiobotic treatment begun for strep throat, imetigo, pink eye. etc... Antiobiotics must be given for 24 hours before returning to school.

The school nurse who coordinates health services for preschool through Grade 5 in our district is Sue Thomson, RN. The health assistant assigned to our building full-time is Cheri Knop. Please feel free to contact them with any health concerns.

Vacations
You are strongly encouraged to take family vacations during school holidays such as winter or spring break. In the event this is not possible, the principal's office as well as the child's teacher should be informed in advance of any special vacation that will cause student absence from school. Please notify the office in writing with your family vacation dates for an excused absence.