Reporting An Absence/Lateness

Regular school attendance is necessary for optimal learning. However, a mere presence at school does not ensure effective learning. A child must be feeling well in order to maximize the learning experience. If your child has any of the following symptoms please keep your child at home:
  • Fever-The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
  • Productive or persistent cough
  • Vomiting or diarrhea- A child with vomiting and/or diarrhea should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Persistent sore throat
  • A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.
You know your child best. If he/she does not feel well and will not be able to fully participate in routine school activities please keep your child home.
Thank you for helping make Allen School a healthy place to learn.
Parents are required to notify the school EACH DAY that their child is absent.If a parent/guardian does not call, we must call the parent/guardian to verify the absence from school.
Please call the absence hotline at 654-4203 and press prompt #2.Leave the following information:
  • Leave your child’s name
  • homeroom teacher’s name
  • reason for absence. If your child is ill, please describe their symptoms including their temperature if they are running a fever.
Following an absence, if there is a note from a doctor, dentist, or medical provider, please send it in to the school nurse. 
If your child will be coming to school late for any reason, please call the absence hotline.