If Your Child Must Be AbsentPlease contact the attendance line and the Transportation Department when your child will be absent from school.
Attendance Line: 360.279.5927; Transportation: 360.279.5570
When Your Child is Sick
Children should never be sent to school when they are ill. This endangers the health of other children and staff members. Please have your children stay at home if they have a temperature, hard cough, severe congestion, nasal discharge or symptoms of a contagious disease. Generally, if a child is too sick to play outside, he/she is too sick to be at school. If your child becomes ill at school, we will make them comfortable and notify you or your designated emergency person to come pick up your child. Examples of contagious diseases:
- Impetigo & ringworm: Children may attend school with a written note from a doctor.
- Chicken Pox: Children need to stay home until all sores are crusted.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Children may return to school when eyes are clear and no puss remains.
- Mumps: Children need to remain at home until they are fever free and there is no visible swelling.
- Hand-foot-and-mouth disease: Children need to stay at home until all sores are crusted and they are fever free.
Head lice are an ongoing problem in any school setting. If a child is noted to have head lice, parents will be called immediately and asked to pick up their child. Head lice are highly contagious, therefore treatment is required before the child will be allowed to return to school. We ask that any signs of nits or eggs be removed prior to having your child return to school.