Reporting Your Student Absent
Call the Standiford School Office at 574-5400
Illness either at home or at school:
If your child is at home presenting with the following symptoms or if your child presents with the following symptoms at school:
Fever greater than 100.4 cough runny nose/congestion
Shortness of breath loss of taste/smell chills
sore throat mild/cold like symptoms vomiting
body aches headache diarrhea
Your child needs to stay home or will be sent home if at school. In order for your child to return back to school, county health guidelines require one of the following options.
Option 1: COVID 19 Test
Please call the school @ 574-5400 for a return back to school after receiving a negative COVID-19 test.
Option 2: Primary Care Provider Evaluation
Please provide a written note from your child's physician stating: 1) Child's symptoms above are not related to Covid-19, 2) Your child is not contagious, and 3) A return to school date. Physician needs to sign/date the written note. Physician office must stamp the form. Please return form to the school.
*Child must be fever/diarrhea/vomiting free for 24 hours without medications to return to school
Option 3: Home for 10 days with Distance Learning
Child must stay home for 10 days and be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school if parent/guardian does not choose Covid-19 test or Primary Care Provider (MD) Evaluation.
Non-COVID related absences:
Absent Due to Doctor/Dentist/Orthodontist Appointments
We would like to encourage you to schedule your child’s appointments during non-school times so students don’t miss out on important instructional time with their teachers in the classroom.
Upon return to school, please have your student bring in a note from the doctor, dentist, orthodontist, etc., to excuse the absence. Physician needs to sign/date the written note. Physician office must stamp the form. Please return form to the school.
Trimester 2 : Distance Learning
New Attendance Procedures
As we venture into Trimester 2, new attendance procedures will be in place. Students are counted for attendance for EVERY live session that they attend. Students who do not attend live sessions are considered absent. Additionally, students who leave sessions early before the session is over are marked as “left early” and students who are more than 5 minutes late to a session are marked “tardy”. Attendance is reviewed each week and Attendance Study Team meetings are scheduled for students with too many absences, tardies, or left early. If your child needs to be absent for any reason, please contact the office at (209) 574-5400 so that the attendance clerk can account for your child’s absence. The teacher will be notified of the reason for your child’s absence. Attendance is vital to your child’s success in school, so please do your very best to ensure they attend school each day!
Absent Due to Necessities Other Than Illness
Independent Study Contracts are available for students who may be absent for 5-20 (five to twenty) days due to necessities other than illness, surgery, etc.
Call the office to find out if your student qualifies for an Independent Study.
This MUST be done at least 5 (five) das prior to the first day of the absence.
Independent Study Contracts must be approved by the classroom teacher and the principal. All work must be completed by the child and turned in to the teacher on the first day the student returns to school. No partial credit will be given. Incomplete work will result in unexcused absences. Independent Study Contracts are not available at the beginning or the end of the school year.
Due to Vacations, Family Events, etc.
We encourage you to take a look at the school calendar. There are many days (and weeks!) that school is not in session and are available for you to plan family vacations, events, etc.
If your vacation/family event is less than 5 days, it does not qualify for an Independent Study Contract and therefore is considered unexcused.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel more comfortable and excited about learning.
Develop back-up plans for getting to school, if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.