If your child is absent from school, it is important that you contact us as early as possible via telephone (01463 667800) or email (email@example.com) to inform the school on the first day of absence. Under the current circumstances, we would appreciate it if you did not inform the school via letter, as we are trying to minimise the amount of material being handled by the school office staff. If your child is likely to be absent for a prolonged period, three days or more, then it is helpful to let the school know.
If a pupil needs to leave during the school day for an appointment etc, a parent or guardian must inform the school prior to the appointment in order to allow the pupil to sign out. Pupils must report to the main school office to sign out, and if returning the same day, they must report again to the school office and sign in. Where at all possible, medical and dental appointments should be made outwith normal school hours.
If a pupil becomes ill during the day, parents/guardians will be contacted to arrange collection of their child. Therefore, it is essential that we have up to date contact numbers and emergency contact details for all pupils.
Please see attached letter from Highland Council regarding planned absences during school term times.