Is it a mandatory school policy at HSW for the students to require a doctor’s note to excuse an absence that is due to an illness lasting “x” amount of days? My child has the flu, and considering there is nothing that can be done other than to wait it out, I do not want to have to pay money for a doctor’s visit.

Written by on April 1, 2016

A.  The only way a student can truly be diagnosed with the flu is to see a doctor.  If they are diagnosed early they can receive Tamiflu which greatly decreases the duration and severity of the illness.  With excess illnesses they do require a doctor’s note to have them marked as excused.