Carnation Elementary School



What if my student is absent from school?
Please call the school office at 425-844-4550 to report an absence or leave a message at any time.You may also email the office at Please state the reason for your absence. If your student is ill, please give specific details as the state requires us to report illness symptoms.

In accordance with RSD Procedure P3005-5, the following are valid excuses for absences and tardiness:

If you do not report your student's absence to the Carnation office, we will consider the absence unexcused. We do make "safe arrival" calls when we have absent students who have not been reported. Always call the school office, even if you have spoken to your student's teacher.

What do I do if I have to pick my student up early from school?
To ensure that a child is taken from school only by an authorized person, a note from home must be presented to his/her teacher or office staff or a phone call made to the office before the child is released. When the parent/guardian arrives to pick up their child they will sign the child out and the office staff will call the student down to the office. No one is to leave the school grounds without permission.

My student has medication needs during the day. What do I need to do?
All medications, prescriptions and over the counter (including topical creams, cough drops, Tylenol and other various over the counter drugs) must be authorized by a physician using the official district "Oral Medication Authorization" form. For your convenience we can FAX a copy of the form to your doctor after you have filled out the parent section.

When to keep your student home, or when your student might be sent home.
If your child is ill to the extent that it will be difficult for him or her to participate in the activities of a normal day, it is best to keep your child home. If your child becomes ill while at school or receives an injury that requires further medical attention, you will be notified immediately.
As a general rule, if your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or above, we will call for them to go home. We will call regarding the following conditions:

Please be sure to notify the office if your child will be absent. For additional health information, you may contact our District Nurse, Kristin Uselman at 425-844-4596