As an independent contractor, you are in charge of your own schedule, and do not need anyone's permission to take time off. As a courtesy, however, it would be wonderful to have as much advance notice as possible so that we can find a sub for your clients while you are away. When communicating with clients, be sure to let them know about your plans, and that they do not need to cancel service (unless they prefer to do so).
As an independent contractor, you are in charge your schedule, and do not need anyone's permission to take a sick day. This is entirely your decision! If at all possible, DANW will attempt to find a sub for you. Please keep Kerry fully in the loop, as well as your clients.