Health Office News: When To Keep Your Child Home
As cold and flu season begins, we ask that you read the following guidance for keeping your sick children home from school.
Please keep the school office updated with current phone numbers and contact information and please notify the attendance office when your student is absent
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL
FEVER OVER 100 F: Please keep your student home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone. Please do not medicate your student for a fever and send them to school.
DIARRHEA: within the last 24 hours, not caused by food or medicine
VOMITING: 2 or more times in the past 24 hours
“FLU-LIKE” SYMPTOMS: Fever over 100 degrees with cough or sore throat. Other flu-like symptoms can include fatigue, body aches, vomiting, and diarrhea.
COUGHING, SEVERE: students with asthma may go to school with a written health care plan and the school is allowed to give them medicine and treatment.
RASH WITH FEVER: body rash without fever or behavior changes does not require staying at home; call the doctor.
- If you child feels ill in the morning, please do not bring them later in the day.
Major COVID Symptoms must stay home:
- Feeling feverish, chills, fever over 100.4
- New or worsening cough – without chronic condition
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
Do not send your student back to school until they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
KEEPING YOUR STUDENT HEALTHY
- Wash hands before eating, after using restroom, or after using tissue.
- Cover cough, sneeze into elbow. If tissue is used, wash hands after disposing of tissue.
Thank you for helping minimize illness in our school!