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  • To complete an Excused Absence Form online, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 


    Good attendance is critical for student success at HiRMS. All absences will be coded unexcused unless an email or a written note from the parent/guardian is received. State law allows absences to be excused for the following reasons:

    • Illness or injury
    • Quarantine
    • Death in the immediate family
    • Medical or dental appointments
    • Court or administrative proceedings
    • Religious observance
    • Educational Opportunity

    All other absences are coded as unlawful. Absences for personal trips are not excused according to state guidelines. In order to be recorded present, a student must be in attendance at least one-half day.


    Students who miss 20 days during the school year may receive no credit and may be retained or required to participate in some form of remediation. Students who have 10 absences must provide a doctor's note for each additional absence.



    To download an Educational Opportunity FormPLEASE CLICK HERE. The form must be submitted three (3) days prior to the absence.

Guidelines for Keeping a Sick Child At Home

  •  Your child should stay home if he or she:

    • Has a fever of 100.4 or higher
    • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
    • Has a rash with fever
    • Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
    • Very tired, unable to focus in class or lack of appetite
    • Cough that he or she cannot control or sneezing often
    • Headache, body aches and/or earache
    • Bad sore throat-with or without fever and swollen glands, unable to control pain or swallow liquids
    • Eye drainage- thick mucus or pus from the eye, uncontrollable itching

      24 Hour Rule:

    • Your child should be fever free without medication and no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
    • If your child was given an antibiotic, please keep them home for at least 24 hours after first dose.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your School Nurse.



    Normas a seguir para mantener al niño enfermo en casa:

    • Fiebre: El niño(a) debe de estar libre de fiebre y sin medicina antes de regresar a la escuela.
    • Diarrea, náusea o vómito: El niño(a) debe de estar libre de síntomas por 24 horas desde el último episodio antes de regresar a la escuela.
    • Sarpullido en el cuerpo y fiebre
    • Dolor de garganta con fiebre y glándulas inflamadas
    • Tos persistente, constante y aguda
    • Secreción en los ojos: mucosidad espesa o drenando pus del ojo
    • El niño(a) está molesto, llorando o cansado o incapaz de incorporarse y participar en las actividades regulares del salón de clases.