Campus health and wellness begins at home. Butte County Public Health (BCPH) developed guidelines to assist parents in determining when students should be kept home. Students utilizing the in-person instructional model should perform daily wellness checks prior to entering school campus.
Daily Wellness Checklist
Temperatures must be under 100.4 without the use of fever reducing medication (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.) for 24 hours prior to attending school.
Temperature checks should be performed daily.
Screen your child daily for potential COVID-19 symptoms or exposures utilizing the student symptom decision tree.
All absences must be cleared within three school days or they will be considered unexcused. Thank you for your help.
ABSENCE REMINDER: It is very important that a parent or guardian notify the office when a child is absent, when there is no verification within three (3) school days, the absences are considered unexcused and the student truant (Ed Code 48260). If you are leaving a message, please state your child's name, your name, teacher's name, date of absence and reason. Thank you for your help in clearing your child's absences!
Students must be in their seats when the bell rings. If a student is not in their seat, they will receive an unexcused tardy. A 30 Minute detention will be assigned and must be completed within five school days. Written verification by a medical office with date and time listed will be an excused tardy, or a parent phone call or note with a reason to excuse the tardy.
Send your student to school with a note stating your student's first and last name, the reason, the time they need to leave campus, and your name and have them bring it to the office. Your student will receive a pass in their class asking them to come to the office during that time with their backpack. They will meet you in the office, and then you will sign your student out on the I-Pad located at the attendance desk
Students need to dress appropriately for school and school-related functions. Unacceptable clothing includes strapless tops, bare midriffs, bandeau tops with or without a sheer top, sheer clothing, underwear showing, sagging pants, gang affiliated and/or "illegal" or "inappropriate" displays on clothing. This includes, but is not limited to, Sierra Nevada logo clothing. Violations may result in Saturday School.
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
Class time is valuable! Parents are always welcome to drop off an item for their student, as long as the student knows to pick it up. We do not deliver notes or items to classrooms, as it is a disruption to instructional time. Thank you!
How Attendance Impacts School Funding
PARTIAL DAY ATTENDANCE/FUNDING: When your child has a doctor's appointment in the middle of the school day, please bring him/her to school before or after the appointment. Schools receive full funding even if a student attends for part of the day. It is this funding that provides the needed books, supplies, curriculum, and other necessities for your child's education.
Q: IF MY CHILD HAS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE, DOES THE SCHOOL STILL GET FUNDED? A: No. The school only receives funding when your child is present. (Remember, partial day attendance does NOT count as an all-day absence.
Q: WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD IS ABSENT? A: We prefer you call the school office the morning of the absence, but you can send a note when the child returns that is written by a parent/guardian explaining the absence.
THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM: Your child's attendance is very important. We appreciate that you use our school calendar to adjust your vacations and trips so they are not scheduled on school days. However, if your child must miss five (5) consecutive days or more of school, please arrange with the school office and your child's teacher to sign up for the Independent Study Program. Your child will receive a study packet which will help them stay on task and the classroom will receive funding.
ABSENCE REMINDER: It is very important that a parent or guardian notify the office when a child is absent when there is no verification within three (3) school days, the absences are considered unexcused and the student truant (Ed Code 48260). If you are leaving a message, please state your child's name, your name, teacher's name, date of absence and reason. Thank you for your help in clearing your child's absences!