Absences

  • If your child has been ill will a communicable disease, please read and follow on SMMUSD health services / under feeling sick for information and guidelines to follow. 

    Call the office to find out if our nurse will be present or if you will have to go to another campus to see a nurse. If your child has been sent home on account of fever, she/he must be fever-free for 24 hours before coming back to school.

    If your child is absent, whatever the reason, please call the office that morning or send a note when the student returns to school. Will Rogers School receives funding from the state based upon daily attendance. After three unexcused absences, parents will receive notification from the school and may be required to meet with the principal.

    If your child is going to be absent for more than 5 days for reasons other than illness (e.g. travel), there is an independent study program that she/he can use to keep up with her/his studies. Please speak to your child's teacher and also come to the office a week in advance of the absence to arrange for this. The school can still receive state funds if the independent study is completed.