With very few exceptions, the only necessary absence from school is due to illness. The state apportions money to the school district for each child's daily attendance and those days of absence due to illness, provided the illness is verified by the parent. Please send a note or call the school on the missed school day if your child is absent. The note should include first and last name of the student, teacher's name, date of absence, reason for absence, and parent's signature. Children returning after a contagious disease will need to be readmitted through the Nurse's Office.