Report an Absence

To report an absence, call (303) 387-6327.

How do I know when to keep my child home from school? See below for important information.

Attendance Policy

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

A student should be sent home if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Undiagnosed skin eruptions / rashes

  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher

Other conditions that are indicators of illness and are considered when determining illness:

  • Decreased activity - droopy, tired appearance

  • Irritable behavior

  • Sore throat / swollen glands

  • Runny nose / cough

  • Eye drainage (excessive drainage and significant discomfort)

When can a child return to school?

After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:

  • Strep throat

  • Infected skin eruptions

  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics

    • Exception: If being treated for Pertussis, student must be on antibiotics for 5 days before returning to school

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting (related to stomach virus such as Norovirus)

Source: Health Guidelines Manual

Revised 02/2018

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Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected].