It is important to ask for your help in making sure that our students are healthy when they attend school and that they stay home when they are sick. We count on you to be partners with us in this priority.
The most important steps that all of us can take are simple ones that help to prevent the spread of illness. Please be sure your child knows to:
In the event that your child becomes sick, we urge you to develop a plan if your child needs to be kept home from school. If we believe a child is too sick to be in school, or if they become sick while at school, we will send the student home. If a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the student will be kept apart from others until they can be sent home and then they should remain at home until they are healthy enough to return to school, including not having symptoms that could infect others. One question that parents sometimes ask is if they can send their child to school with a fever. Public health authorities advise to not send a child to school with a fever with symptoms of illness and keep your student at home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without fever reducing medications. A fever is defined as 100° F with symptoms of illness. If you have any concerns about your child’s health, we urge you to contact your child’s physician.
Please call in your student’s absence to the 24 hour attendance line at 303-734-5780, call the office at 303-347-4675 or send an e-mail to sandburgattendance[at]gmail[dot]com. Be sure you tell why the student is absent. If absence is due to illness, we ask that students take this time to rest and recuperate. They will receive make up work upon returning to school. Your child will be allowed 1 extra day for each day absent. Your child may always read.
As a District we take health, safety and well being of our students and staff very seriously. Let’s all do our best to stay healthy!
Please call Carissa Neuman at 303-347-4675 if you have any questions regarding your child’s immunizations.
Points To Remember: