Sick and Absent/Tardy Student Information

Please email teachers FIRST THING in the morning if your student will be out. If you call in to the office, be sure to know your students Teacher/Room# so the call can be put into voicemail. No need to do both.

Per CPS covid guidelines, students who are sick with the following symptoms will need a NEGATIVE covid test to return to school:

  • Fever or chills/sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Muscle/body Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Also, a reminder that any time your student is marked tardy or absent (even if you emailed/called in), you will get an automated call from CPS district. There is no need to call the office when you receive this call. This automated call is geared toward the older students in the district that may be skipping school.

Please send questions to  Thank you for your cooperation.

Transportation Changes

Please email teachers FIRST THING in the morning if there are any changes in the way your student is to get home.
Teachers prefer these changes to be sent in an email.
If it is after 10am, call the office and we will make sure changes are called into the room at the end of the day.

End of Day Pick Up Times 

Please be considerate of end of day pick-up times. The office staff works a long day taking care of students and has families of their own that want them home.  Help them get there on time!

The car line ends at 3:55pm and the office staff would like to head home at 4:00pm. Please be considerate and conscientious when it comes to picking up your student(s).

Attention Parent Volunteers!

You must follow these steps to obtain a security badge so you can volunteer in our school building.
1. Go to the Hamilton County Justice Center to obtain a $5 background check or a $50 FBI/BCII check. The CPS Education Center DOES do the $50 FBI/BCII, as well (with an appointment and exact cash).
2. Make an appointment online with CPS Security Office to obtain a volunteer badge:
3. Call the Sands office (363-5000) so they can fax a Security Badge Authorization Form to the CPS Security Office PRIOR to your appointment at the CPS Security Office.
4. Go to the CPS Security Office (2651 Burnet Ave., 45219) at your appointment time to get your badge.

Please send questions to  Thank you for your cooperation.