Student Illness and Absence

In the event that a student becomes ill and needs to be sent home during school hours, the parent or guardian will be contacted. Saline Area Schools follows the guidelines established by the Washtenaw County Health Department when making a decision to send a student home due to illness. 

In general, students considered well enough to attend school are expected to participate in all school activities including outdoor recess. If a student has limitations due to illness or injury that prohibit them from participating in regular classroom, recess and/or physical education activities, documentation from the physician outlining the restrictions and a timeline for the restrictions is required. In addition, students absent from school are expected not to participate in extracurricular activities that day. This helps prevent the spread of illness to others. 

When Should a child be kept at home or sent home from school for illness