When Should Your Child Stay Home?
1. Bad Coughs/Cold Symptoms which interfere with your child’s ability to keep up with school activities, a constant runny nose or continual coughing.
2. A skin rash or red eye from an undetermined cause. Your child may return to school with a doctor’s note stating your child is cleared to attend school.
3. Any illness that is accompanied by decreased energy and an inability to sustain usual daily activity level.
4. Diarrhea or Vomiting until illness is over and your child is symptom free for at least 24 hours – without use of medicine.
5. Fever of 100° or > by mouth (fever of 99° or > under the arm). Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning to school.
6. Severe, persistent pain, including injury.
7. If antibiotics are prescribed for communicable diseases, they must be given for 24 hours before the student may return to school.
Due to ongoing efforts to assure the health of all students, if you are calling your child in absent, please indicate whether it is because:
- your child has an Influenza-like Illness (ILI) defined as fever (100°F or greater) and a cough and/or sore throat in the absence of a KNOWN cause other than influenza; or
- your child has other reasons for being absent
Please help us control the spread of illness by reminding your child to use tissues as needed and to wash their hands frequently. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Please call the school nurse if your child has or is being treated for a childhood or communicable disease such as: strep throat; chicken pox; impetigo; rotavirus; MRSA; hand, foot and mouth disease; fifth’s disease; mono or shingles.