In our efforts to expedite the process of reporting your child's absence, you may email your student's absence to ncabsentee@lcmschools.org. Please include your student's name, grade, teacher and, most importantly, the reason for the absence. If no reason is given, the absence is considered unexcused. 

    You can also call (415) 927-6965 x1. Remember to speak clearly and please spell your student's name. 

    If your child was ill and displaying any of the following symptoms related to COVID-19, you must follow the "Test or 10" protocol outlined below.
    If your child was not displaying the symptoms outlined below and was absent for another reason, you must notify the office for the reason of your child's absence (i.e. out of town, orthodontist appointment, car trouble, etc.).

    COVID Related Symptoms
      • Fever (100.4F/38C or higher)  
      • Chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea

    "TEST or 10"
    Please contact your healthcare provider for guidance and choose one of the following pathways before returning your child/children to school:

    1. Have your child(ren) tested for COVID-19.

    • If the test is negative, please send documentation to ncabsentee@lcmschools.org, and return to school if  the symptoms have improved and your child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
    • If the test is positive, let the school office know as soon as possible and please send documentation to ncabsentee@lcmschools.org. Your child(ren) may return to school on Day 11 after symptoms started if without fever for 24 hours without the use of medication and symptoms have significantly improved. If your child(ren) did not have symptoms before testing positive, isolation begins on day of positive test taken. There is no need for a subsequent test.

    2. Isolate your child at home for 10 full days, and return to school on the 11th day if symptoms have improved and your child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Contact your child's provider if you believe these symptoms are usual for your child(ren) due to a chronic condition. As always, contact your provider if you are concernd about your child(ren)'s symptoms (eg, any difficulty breathing, chest pain, etc.).

    Please see MCOE  Covid handbook, or contact public health for
    guidance as to when your child(ren)'s sibling(s) may return to school.