Dear School Families,
We are currently in the flu season and we are seeking to keep our faculty, staff, and students as healthy as possible. Please adhere to the following "Health and Illness Policies" located in in our Family Handbook.
HEALTH & ILLNESS POLICIES
Please do not send children to school if they have fever, a contagious disease or condition, or had been sick during the night especially vomiting.
•A written note from a physician is required for re-admittance of those students who have been absent for three or more days or who have had a communicable disease. This note must be presented to the teacher and MUST be maintained on file in the school office.
GUIDELINES TO DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD SHOULD STAY HOME TO RECUPERATE FURTHER ARE AS FOLLOWS:
FEVER- Fever is defined as an oral temperature greater than or equal to 100.5 degrees F. If your child has a fever (as defined), your child needs to remain at home UNTIL your child is "fever-free" (an oral temperature less than 100.5 degrees F) for 24 HOURS WITHOUT the use of anti-fever medications such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
VOMITING, RASH and/or DIARRHEA- If your child has been ill with vomiting, an diagnosed rash, or diarrhea (frequent and greater than 3 loose stools per day), your child MAY NOT return to school until he/she is able to tolerate 2 typical meals of solid food without symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea; additionally, your child may not return to school until 24 hours have elapsed without the above symptoms.
Kimberlie Haik Kilroy, MAEd.