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We wanted to make you aware of on going issues with lice and pink eye. We ask that you please check your child for both. We have place a cleaning orders in classrooms that have been effected.
Head lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Anyone who comes in head-to-head contact with someone who already has head lice is at greatest risk. Spread by contact with clothing (such as hats, scarves, coats) or other personal items (such as combs, brushes, or towels) used by an infested person is uncommon.
What are the signs and symptoms of head lice infestation?
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
- Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse.
- Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark.
- Sores on the head caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria found on the person’s skin.
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or a bacterial or viral infection. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious, and is spread by contact with eye secretions from someone who is infected.
Symptoms include redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes. It can also lead to discharge or crusting around the eyes. Please avoid touching the eye and seek medical support.
Attendance Policy & Procedures
Daily attendance supports academic success. The habit of regular and punctual attendance is a quality that will follow a student throughout
life. We expect all U-46 students to arrive on time and attend school daily.
Parents/guardians are expected to call their child’s school before any absence. Just as concern would be felt if a student did not arrive home after school, the same concern exists if a student does not come to school. In addition to the call, schools may require notes from
home following the student’s absence. Parents are asked to follow the individual school policy on this matter.
The principal and assistant principal has the responsibility for monitoring student attendance and potential truancy. Truancy is excessive unexcused absences.
Chronic truancy refers to a student who is absent without valid cause for 5 percent or more of the previous 180 school days, or approximately nine unexcused absences. Generally, 10 absences and 15 tardies to school are used as a guideline to establish truancy,
generating a warning letter to parents and a parent conference with the principal. If truancy continues, a referral can be made to a county attendance officer for further action and support.
Valid Causes of Absences:
Illness ( Doctor Notes may be required upon return)
Observance of a religious holiday
Death in the immediate family
Circumstances that cause reasonable concern for the parent or guardian for the safety or health of the student. The reasonableness of
the concern shall be subject to evaluation by the principal or principal’s designee, on a case by case basis.
Excused absences are those with a valid cause and which have been reported to the school by a parent or guardian. Unexcused absences
are absences for which there is no legitimate cause, such as truancy.
In case of an extended absence due to illness, the student’s parents or guardian should contact the principal so that arrangements can be made to discuss the student’s progress and homework with the classroom teacher. Parents may consider applying for home/hospital
instruction. For more information, please contact the school nurse.
Parents are discouraged from taking vacation during the school year, except during regularly scheduled breaks in the school calendar such
as winter break, spring break, and summer vacation. If an extended absence/vacation during the school year is unavoidable, the absence is marked as unexcused.
Request for Early Dismissal
We encourage parents and guardians to schedule student appointments such that they do not conflict with regular school hours. If an
appointment must be scheduled during school hours. The parent or guardian must notify the school of the time, the purpose of the
appointment, and the name of the person who will be picking up the student.
Physical Aggression/ Physical Fight
Month at a Glance
November 11- Veteran Days
November 23-25- Thanksgiving Recess No School
Save the Date Dec 22 Parkwood Winter Sing!