Illness Guidlines

Please review the following guidelines to know when to keep your student home:

Fever - please keep your student home if they have a temperature above 100.4 degrees. Keep your student home until they have been fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever controlling medication.  

 Diarrhea - students should be kept home if they have 2 or more watery stools within 24 hours

Vomiting - Student should be kept home if they have vomited within the past 24 hours.

Flu-Like Illness – (fever with one or more of the following:  body aches, chills, sore throat, or cough) Student should be kept home until no fever for 24 hours. 

Persistent/productive cough - (one that you would not want your well child to be around).  See health care provider if cough lasts longer than 7 days.

Strep Throat - students may return to school 24 hours after antibiotics have been started.

Pink Eye - Students may return 24 hours after treatment is started

Rash or skin infection - take your student to health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.

Lice - Keep your child home until hair has been treated.  Hair needs to be carefully combed daily with nit comb until nit free.

For the health and safety of our students and employees, your child will be sent home if any of the above symptoms/conditions/illnesses are found or suspected during the school day.

WASH! WASH! WASH!

Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of illness.  Soap and water for at least 20 seconds is still the best way to stay healthy!

Get your flu shots!  Make sure you and your families are up to date with your vaccinations. Contact your health care provider to check the status of your immunizations!

Children with asthma or other life threatening conditions are at high risk for severe symptoms from influenza and other viruses. Please discuss and update your child’s asthma action plan with his/her doctor. Please make sure your child is using his/her controller medication as prescribed and also has access to his/her emergency medications, such as inhalers, etc.

A Medication Authorization (available in the school office) must be completed by the health care provider and parent for any medication the student needs during the school day or for after-school activities.

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