Do I need to send in a note after my child’s absence? Is a doctor’s note necessary?

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When your child returns to school, s/he should bring the teacher a note from you explaining the absence. When your child is out for more than five days, it is advisable to submit a doctor’s note.

If your child’s absence was due to a contagious disease, such as chicken pox, please have her/him bring a doctor’s note directly to the school nurse before returning to the classroom.

At the high school, absences impact directly on credits received, as detailed in the school's Absence Policy. The high school sends parents information every year detailing the school’s absence policy. Any questions should be directed to your child’s guidance counselor.