Early Dismissal Procedures
Planned Early Dismissal for Individual Student
If your child will be leaving during the school day, please send in a note to the classroom teacher. Then, please pick up your child at the office where personnel will call the classroom to notify the child and teacher. All children will be dismissed from the office, not the classroom.
There will be no early dismissals between 3:00pm and 3:15pm, with the exception of emergencies. Please contact the Principal if your child needs to be released between 3:00pm and 3:15pm.
Early Dismissal Due to Illness or Accident
In the event of an illness or accident occurring during the school day, parents of the child will be called first. If parents cannot be reached, the designated substitute (emergency number) will be notified by telephone and asked to supply transportation to take the child home or to the family physician if that is required. It is absolutely necessary that we have up-to-date information on telephone numbers for each family and for all emergency contact persons you have designated to be called when the parent cannot be reached. If any changes occur in the phone numbers or if there are additions or deletions of names on this school listing, please inform the school office immediately. In addition, it is also very important to notify the school of any change of business addresses and telephone numbers.
Early Dismissal by the School Nurse
When a child is ill, no active learning can take place. Children who are not feeling well, and exhibit signs of illness, or are in discomfort from an injury or accident, should have the right to be cared for in a safe and comfortable home-like environment. We urge you to assess your child for illness and injury, and use common sense for keeping a child home from school. Sending an ill child to school also creates the opportunity for illnesses to spread rapidly around our classrooms, endangering other students and staff.
When a child is assessed by the school nurse to be ill, injured, or in a compromised state of health at school, the following are used as guidelines for dismissal:
Temperature of 100 F degrees or greater
Vomiting or diarrhea
A rash suspicious of infectious disease
Pediculosis infestation or the presence of head lice
Suspected conjunctivitis based on nursing assessment
A positive strep culture that has not been treated with antibiotics for 24 hours
Inability of a child to move safely about in school due to an injury that has not had medical evaluation and intervention
Any injury, illness, or condition that requires, in the school nurse’s judgment, further management by a parent/guardian or primary
Any child with a known Life-Threatening Allergy will have an Emergency Health Care Plan in place, and the plan will be followed per the physician’s orders.