Regular attendance by students is important to the learning process. While it is recognized that children learn from many sources, the classroom learning environment is a key ingredient in the success of students. State education law defines a legal absence as sickness, sickness or death in the family, impassable roads or weather, religious observation, religious instruction (up to one hour per week) or presence in court.
If your child is going to be absent, please call your school nurse. A note explaining the cause of absence, or any lateness, is required when the child returns to school. In the interest of safety, if a child is to be released from school at a time other than dismissal and/or if an adult other than the parent is to take the child from school, prior written notification is required.
Birch School Nurse