When calling the main office to report absences, please let us know if your child has a confirmed communicable illness such as croup, flu, strep etc. If you prefer to share this only with the nurse, you may email email@example.com or call the nurse directly at ext. 4367. The school nurse tracks such illnesses, so if we have two or more children in one class with the same illness, we can take extra precautions to avoid an outbreak. If necessary, the nurse will notify and educate families of a specific classroom. Please note: the main office still needs a phone call to document an absence and notify the teacher.