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News from our Health office

Is your Child too sick for school?

Fever: If your child has a fever higher than 100 degree, he or she should stay home. Children should be fever free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school. 

Mild Cough/ Runny Nose: Is there is no fever and the child wants to attend school, it is okay to send him or her to school. 

Bad Cough/ Cold Symptoms: If your child has a cough or cold that will disrupt his or her ability to learn or will disrupt the learning of others, he or she should stay home. 

Vomiting or Diarrhea: If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, he or she should stay home. Your child may return to school when they have not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): Pink eye is contagious and may be bacterial or viral. Consult your doctor regarding treatment. If an antibiotic is prescribed, the student may return 24 hours after the first antibiotic treatment. Once a diagnosis is made, please call the school's health office. 

Sore Throat: A minor sore throat is typically caused by seasonal allergies and/or mild viral infection. A severe sore throat may be caused by streptococcal bacteria. Typical symptoms of step throat are fever, headache, and stomachache without nasal congestion. A special test is required to determine if it is step. keep your child home and contact your doctor. Your child may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins. Once a diagnosis is made, please cal the school's health office.

Head Lice: If your child had head lice he or she must be treated with a medicated lice shampoo and have most of the nits (eggs) removed before returning to school. Please have your child checked by the health technician before returning to class. 

Rash: Children with a skin rash should be seen by a doctor, as it may be a sign or symptom of a contagious illness that may require treatment. 

Gifted Services Testing Opportunity

Washington Elementary School District provides a continuum of services for students identified as gifted. Testing for placement in the gifted program takes place three times a year on ALL campuses. If you feel your child demonstrates the traits of a gifted learner, please complete the screening form found on the Gifted Services website ( or contact your child’s teacher to arrange for testing. A brochure describing services provided to gifted students and a list of common characteristics can be found on the website as well. Feel free to call or email the Coordinator of Gifted Services, Dr. Jason McIntosh, with any questions you may have ( / 602-347-2651).  The gifted teachers on your campus are Sherry Godfrey and Monica Womack.  They can be reached by email or phone at either (602-896-5928) or (602-896-5952). The second round of testing will take place the week of November 27 through December 1.

Dear Parents,

In order to reduce congestion in the morning and build responsibility and friendships, we ask that parents say good bye to children in the morning at the gate. We only open one gate in the morning to monitor traffic. Children have been shown where play and where to line up. We have duty monitors on the playground each morning. Administration and additional staff  ”sweep” the playground area to assure we have everyone lined up at the bell.

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18TH – Gate drop off

Parents will be allowed on campus if they are:

·         Volunteering

·         Have an appointment with teachers

·         Patio dining at the scheduled lunch time

 Thank you for your assistance in maximizing our school day!



Tricia Johnson


Lookout Mountain is a neighborhood school that operates through the collaboration of parents and community partnerships. We are proud of the many programs we have to offer, and welcome you!
The Lookout Mountain Parent/Student Handbook (link from the navigation bar on the left) contains most of the information your child needs to know to make him or her a responsible and successful student. Parent suggestions are always welcome. Students of Lookout Mountain are responsible for knowing about the priveleges and responsibilities expected. These guidelines for good citizenship have been established for the benefit and welfare of the entire campus. This is your school! By working as a team, we can accomplish more.
The District Handbook, posted below, contains important information including immunization requirements, transportation information, and policies on drugs, alcohol, weapons, truancy and bullying.
Parents, we  welcome  your involvement. Be sure to browse our Web site to learn more about Lookout Mountain's Site Council, PTO and Volunteering.

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Did you know you may receive up to a $400 tax credit on your State income taxes by contributing to one of Washington Elementary School District's extracurricular activity programs?
Click here for more information about available tax credits to support schools and students.

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