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Sick Students: Video
Posted 11/17/22

Sick Students & Attendance Notifications

APS families may get attendance texts and emails even when students have a legitimate reason, like illness, for missing school.

Students need to be in school to learn and succeed, so APS sends notices to families when they are absent. The notices offer tips and resources for families struggling to get students to school.  

When Students Are Sick  

Good attendance can be interrupted by illness, especially during cold and flu season and while we are still dealing with COVID.

Students who are sick or in quarantine may need to miss school, especially if they are contagious. Families are asked to inform their child's school, so these absences can be marked as excused. Remember, students can make up missed classwork. 

Families with questions about sending students to school may contact their school nurse.


When is Sick Too Sick?


Cuando Está Demasiado Enfermo Su Hijo(a) para Ir a la Escuela?