Absence Reporting

Reporting Your Child's Absence

Please report your child's absence due to illness each day that the child will miss school. Report the reason for illness, including symptoms and any diagnosed communicable conditions such as strep throat, influenza, etc.

You can now report your child's absence from school due to illness with an online form or by calling the numbers below. 

Call the following numbers to report your child's absence from school:
ARES:           651-460-1705
BMS:             651-460-1405
DMS:             651-460-1505
FES:              651-463-9005
FHS:              651-252-2513   Students in 11th and 12th grade. 
                     651-252-2505   Students in 9th and 10th grade.
GWA:            651-463-5004
MVES:           651-460-3105
NTES:           651-460-1805
RVES:           651-460-1605

Is My Child Well Enough to Come to School?

The child/youth should stay home if he/she:

  • has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, and should remain at home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without medication to keep the temperature down.
  • has vomited or has had diarrhea, and should remain at home for 24 hours after it has stopped.
  • has a persistent cough.
  • has any rash with fever.
  • has open or draining skin sores.
  • has inflamed or draining eyes or ears.

The District has also posted information about symptoms and guidelines for common conditions experienced by children on the health services page titled Health Conditions.

Contact the building nurse or your health care provider for more information.