I've always found one of the hardest things about juggling work, kids, school, and all the other things is when someone gets sick! It's always by this time of year that we've been hit with this reality... last year it was 2 kids with a stomach bug, this year it was a week of pneumonia. -_-
While it's extremely hard on a family at times to have a sick kiddo at home, remember that sick kids spread germs and when you send your little one back a little earlier than recommended, that's potential hardship on another family when their child gets sick also!
If your student is sick, please plan on keeping them home until they are well for 24 hours. This means fever- and vomit-free for a full 24 hours. If you have questions about cold symptoms without fever or any other illness, please call the school nurse!
Be sure to alert the office that your child is home sick. If you child misses school for any reason, you will be notified by the office that they have an unexcused absence until they have officially marked the absence as an illness. The KCPS official district attendance policy is located here:
I have heard from many P3/P4 families that they plan to take vacations over the course of the year and are curious about the school policy on non-medical absences. Unlike many other preschools or daycares for children of this age, attendance is expected (even for the preschool level) so be sure to talk to Mr. Rhyne if you have any personal absences planned into the school year.