Guidelines to consider when sending your child to school :
    • Students should be free of fever (without use of medication), diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours before attending school. A temperature of 100°F by mouth or 99°F under the arm is considered a fever.
    • A doctor’s note clearing return to school is required for students with unexplained rashes or open sores.
    • Please keep your child home if cold symptoms such as a continuous cough or extreme fatigue which will interfere with your child’s ability to keep up with the school day activities. 
    • If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease which requires treatment with an antibiotic, your student should remain home until treated with the antibiotic for 24 hours.
    Communicable Diseases:  Please call the school if your child has or is being treated for any childhood or communicable diseases such as strep throat, scarlet fever, head lice, pink eye, ringworm, chicken pox, fifth's disease or influenza.  When your child is ill and you are calling his or her absence into the school, we are required by the DuPage County health Department to ask whether symptoms include a fever, cough, or sore throat.  Thank you for your help in keeping our environment healthy at Longfellow School!
    Never underestimate the value of a full night's sleep!  It makes a world of difference for your student during his or her school day.
Last Modified on September 11, 2011