• ABSENTEE REPORTING

     
    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.
     
    OR
     
    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) or chills
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Not being able to taste or smell, or saying that things taste or smell different (within the last 10 days)
    • Headache
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • New onset of stuffy or runny nose (different from pre-existing allergies)
    • Body aches (muscles aches or "bones hurting")
    • Unusually tired, lethargic, or low energy
    "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/children tested for COVID-19.

    • If their test is negative, provide the school office with documentation, and return to school if  their symptoms have improved and your child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
    • If their test is positive, let the school office know as soon as possible. Your child may return to school 10 full days after today if  their symptoms are improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication.


    2. Visit your child's healthcare provider. Follow the guidance provided. If your child is diagnosed with a non-COVID-19 illness, your child may return to school with written clearance from your healthcare provider if  their symptoms are improving and they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication. Contact your child's provider if you believe these symptoms are usual for your child due to a chronic condition. As always, contact your provider if you are concerned about your child's symptoms (eg, any difficulty breathing, chest pain, etc.).


    3. 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 due to a chronic condition. As always, contact your provider if you are concernd about your child'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's sibling(s) may return to school.