Doctor Note Policy
Here are some highlights of our Doctor Note Policy:
Our policies have one ultimate goal: to keep our students safe.
- A child who sits out of PE due to a doctor's note may not return to activity until a updated doctor's note is brought back in clearing the child for activity, or the original note states a date to return to activity.
- Parent notes to return to activity do not override a doctor's note. Teachers are required to follow all doctor's recommendations, and while a parent can request for a child to sit out of PE, they may not clear them for activity if a doctor has not yet cleared them.
- A parent may request for their child to sit out of PE at their discretion (ex. the child doesn't feel well, is recovering from being sick, etc). We ask for parents to be as specific as possible, including giving a date when they would like their child to return to activity (i.e. Please excuse John for PE class today as he is recovering from the flu. He may participate again next class).
- The PE teacher may sit students out at their discretion if they believe the child is not well enough to play. For example, a child who arrives to class with a clear injury (such as a cast) may sit out even if there is no doctor's note excluding them from activity.
- Any notes about PE can be sent in your child's normal folder to be given to the homeroom teacher. The homeroom teacher will ensure that the PE teacher sees the note.
If you have any questions about this policy, please reach out to your child's PE teacher.