Procedure for Student Absences

Families should call in absences (603-746-4167) or email on the morning of the absence.

If indicated, please also email the school nurse with any symptoms your student is experiencing.

Guidelines for School Attendance

Following a full assessment of a student, if the school nurse determines that the student is ill and cannot remain in school, a parent will be notified to arrange transportation home for that student. The student must be dismissed if:

  1. The student has a fever of 100 or greater.

  2. The student is suspected of having conjunctivitis.

  3. The student is suspected of having strep throat.

  4. The student has vomiting and/or diarrhea and is suspected of illness.

A student is allowed to return to school following the above illnesses/conditions if:

  1. The student is fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  2. The student has had treatment for live head lice and has had a head check upon arrival to school by the school nurse with no live lice found.

  3. The student has had 12 hours of antibiotic treatment for a diagnosis of bacterial conjunctivitis or strep throat.

  4. The student has not had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours and is able to eat all meals.

If you have any question about whether your student should attend school or not, you should reach out to your healthcare provider or school nurse for further guidance.

Step Throat

Cold or Flu

Norovirus or "Stomach Bug"

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Skin Infections