Health & Student Services

Student Illness

If your child is ill, please be sure your child is healthy and ready to return to school. Students with a fever should be kept home until the temperature has been normal (98.6 degrees) for 24 hours. A child sent home at noon with a fever should not return to school the following day. Exceptions may be made by the school nurse. Students with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea should stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms have stopped. Students will be sent home from school if they:

  • have symptoms of a contagious disease
  • have a temperature of 99.8 or above
  • have had an accident requiring the attention of a doctor
  • have vomited or have diarrhea
  • have head lice

Parents are responsible for picking up their ill child or arranging transportation for him/her. Proper authorization must be on file or submitted if a person other than a parent or guardian is picking up the child.

Students cannot participate in extracurricular activities on the days they are absent from school or miss more than 50% of the school day. Exceptions may be made only for extenuating circumstances.

Students must go to the health office for re-admittance to school after extended absences. A note from a physician may be required, at the school’s discretion.


Student Absence

Parents are required to telephone the school to report all student absences or late arrivals to the Nurse or Health Clerk. Please state the child’s complete name, grade, teacher, date of absence and reason. Please speak slowly and clearly. State law requires the school to attempt to contact you if you do not call to inform the school of your child’s absence. It is important that parent phone numbers are current and accurate.

Parents who are planning a vacation which will cause their child to miss school are requested to discuss the matter with the Principal. While special assignments may be prepared, teachers are not required to prepare work for students planning extended absences. Such absences are discouraged. There is no substitute for actual school attendance.

Lengthy absences may result in a lowering of grades, an incomplete course status, or summer school attendance. Lengthy vacations while school is in session are highly discouraged. (Board Policy 7:70 Attendance and Truancy)

Meyer students: Call 847.676.8360 before 9:00 a.m.

Middleton students: Call 847.676.8020 before 8:30 a.m. Requests for homework should be made to the teacher.

McCracken students: Call 847.676.8235 before 8:00 a.m. If a student is absent from school for more than two days, parents may request homework by leaving a message with the Nurse. The Nurse will then inform the teachers, and assignments will be left in the school office (on the counter) for parents or friends to pick up after 3:15 p.m. For a one-day absence, students are responsible for finding out about assignments.

If you would like to speak with the Nurse/Health Clerk during regular school hours, please call between 7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays).