By Dr. Angelique Gloster

The school year is full of excitement — but it can also be full of colds and other minor illnesses. Sometimes those “bugs” mean a missed school day, and we want you to know that Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Primary Care, Cincinnati Children’s Mason Primary Care and Cincinnati Children’s Springdale Primary Care have a new policy regarding school notes this year. If your child’s school requires a pediatrician’s signature to explain an absence, please schedule an appointment at one of our three locations in Mason, Liberty Township or Springdale. One of our pediatricians or nurse practitioners must see your child before signing a school note. We cannot sign any notes dropped off an at office or sent via email. Thank you for understanding this new school note policy. Please contact us if you have any questions. We’re always here to help.