• The State Accreditation Standards require the District to maintain excellent daily attendance.  Students that fall below the 95% level may be asked to make up time to meet the standards. Students who are not in school miss essential information and life skills that can limit their success in school and later in the workplace. Developing good attendance habits is a primary concern for our schools and the state of Missouri.
    While we encourage and expect regular attendance, please keep your child home if she/he has:
    • Fever 
    • Enlarged or Swollen Glands 
    • Sore Throat
    • Inflamed or Infected Eyes 
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Persistent or Deep Cough
    • Diarrhea
    • Lice – live bugs
    Children must be fever-free (no greater than 100.4 degrees F) without medication for 24 hours. More information about the Health Attendance Policy can be found on our Health Services page.

    Students and employees will be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit two or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 based on CDC Guidance that is not otherwise explained:

    1. If they present with a fever of greater than 100.4° F
    2. Or have two or more of the following symptoms: 
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    If your child is absent for COVID-19-related reasons, please report the absence to the office as usual. Also, contact your child's principal for more information and to coordinate a plan of action. 
    Other important health information related to COVID-19 can be found on this page of our 2020-2021 Return to School plan. This page includes all procedures related to COVID-19 exclusions. 

    When you must keep your child home from school, call the school office by 9:00 am to report the absence. This allows the school personnel to be informed as to your child’s recovery progress and helps to ensure your child’s safety.
    Attendance will be marked as excused or unexcused based on parent contact and reasons for absences. Excused absences are defined as an illness, severe illness and/or injury; religious observances; or visits with a parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member of the military who has been called to duty for, is on leave from or is immediately returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting, with permission of the superintendent or designee. Medical absences require a doctor’s excuse.
    Notifications will be mailed home according to the District Attendance Procedures.  
  • To report an absence, please call or email your child's school: 

    BHS: 489-7500
    Contact BHS
    BMS: 489-7060
     Contact BMS
    Mill Creek: 348-1576
    Contact Mill Creek
    Cambridge: 348-1008
    Contact Cambridge
    Gladden: 489-7530
    Contact Gladden
    Hillcrest: 348-1130
    Contact Hillcrest
    Kentucky Trail: 348-1100
    Contact Kentucky Trail
    Scott Educational Center: 489-7040
    Contact Scott and BOSCO
    Grace: 489-7300
    Contact Grace