Stillwater Elementary School

Attendance/Medical

STILLWATER ELEMENTARY ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES:

What if my student is absent from school?
Please call the school office at 425-844-4680 and leave a message at any time. You may also email the office at nelsons@riverview.wednet.edu. Remember to state the reason for your absence. If your student is ill, please give specific details as the state requires us to report illness symptoms. In accordance with RSD Procedure P3005-5, the following are valid excuses for absences and tardiness:

If you do not report your student's absence to the Stillwater office, we will consider the absence unexcused. We do make "safe arrival" calls when we have absent students who have not been reported, but this is usually done by parent volunteers. If volunteers are not available, this can be a tremendous amount of personnel time, so we ask that parents take responsibility for making one call for each absence to save us from making multiple calls each morning. Always call the school office, even if you have spoken to your student's teacher.

What do I do if I have to pick my student up early from school?
To ensure that a child is taken from school only by an authorized person, a note from home must be presented to his/her teacher or a phone call made to the office before the child is released. All notes then go to the office. When the parent/guardian arrives to pick up their child they will sign them out in the office and the office staff will call them down to the office. No one is to leave the school grounds without permission. Students are not allowed to leave the school grounds while waiting for their bus.

My student has medication needs during the day. What do I need to do?
All medications, prescriptions and over the counter (including topical creams, cough drops, Tylenol and other various over the counter drugs) must be authorized by a physician using the official district "Oral Medication Authorization" form also available in the Stillwater office. For your convenience we could FAX a copy of the form to your doctor after you have filled out the parent section. Students are only authorized to apply topical creams when a doctor's authorization is on file in our office, and should come to the health room.

When to keep your student home, or when your student might be sent home.
If your child is ill to the extent that it will be difficult for him or her to participate in the activities of a normal day, it is best to keep your child home. If your child becomes ill while at school or receives an injury that requires further medical attention, you will be notified immediately.
As a general rule, if your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or above, we will call for them to go home. We will call with the following:

Please be sure to notify the office if your child will be absent. For additional health information, you may contact our District Nurse, at 425-844-4794