• If your child is absent from school, please be sure to send in a notice to the attendance office (either a written note or an email). While phone calls notifying us of your child’s absence are appreciated, a written notice is required for any excused absences. You can email the Attendance Office at attendance@genvalley.org.
    FEVER:  Your child should stay home if he or she has a temperature over 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he or she has been fever free for 24 hours. (without the use of fever-reducing medications such as tylenol or motrin).
    PINK EYE (conjunctivitis)  If your child's eyes are swollen, red or draining, he or she should stay home.  If your child was diagnosed with conjuctivitis, he or she may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
    RASHES:   Your child should stay home if he or she has a rash you can not identify.  A child with a rash should not return to school until a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorizes the child's return to school.
    STREP THROAT:  Your child should remain home until he or she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
    VOMITING/ DIARRHEA:  If your child has vomited or has persistent diarrhea during the previous night or that morning, he or she should stay home from school.  He or she may return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
    COLDS:  Please consider keeping your child home is he or she has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or thick nasal discharge.  Continuous greenish discharge may be a sigh of an infection; therefore, your child should be seen by your health care provider.