Health Services

Reporting an Absence

  • Telephone the school office within one hour of the start of school if your child will be absent (if you reach your school office voice menu, press "1" to report an absence). Please report any communicable childhood diseases (e.g., chicken pox, impetigo, “strep” throat, conjunctivitis, etc.). The school will respect the privacy of the individual child, and may notify families of exposure to infectious disease.

    Please contact your s

    • Cherokee: 847-234-3805
    • Everett: 847-234-5713
    • Sheridan: 847-234-1160
    • DPM Grades 5/6: 847-615-4470
      (press "1" to report an absence)
    • DPM Grades 7/8: 847-604-7400
      (press "1" to report an absence)

    How do I know if my child is sick enough to stay home from school?

    Please use your best judgement or contact your child's physician. Children who appear ill before school should not be sent to school so that your child will be available for learning, and to control communicable disease in school.

    Please keep your child at home: 
    1. Until free of fever for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications. (Fever is a temperature 100.0 or higher.)
    2. Until free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours.
    3. Until after 24 hours on a prescribed antibiotic treatment regime. 

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