WHEN SHOULD YOUR CHILD STAY HOME
Any illness which is accompanied by decreased energy and an inability to sustain usual daily activity level.
Diarrhea or Vomiting: until illness is over and your child does not experience vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours – without use of medicine.
Red eye(s) or Skin Rash: Your child may return to school when accompanied by a doctor’s note which states your child is cleared to return to school. If eye drop medication is prescribed, your child will need to complete 24 hours of medication at home, prior to returning to school.
Bad coughs/Cold Symptoms (continual coughing, persistent runny nose, headache) which cause interference with your child’s ability to focus on school activities.
Fever of 100 degrees or greater, by mouth( or 99 degrees or greater under the arm). Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of medicine before returning to school.
If antibiotics are prescribed for communicable diseases, the medication must be given for 24 hours at home before the student returns to school.
Please call the health office to speak to the R.N. if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease , such as strep, conjunctivitis, measles, influenza, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, impetigo, MRSA, mono or shingles. In consideration for other students, please let the health office know if your child has recently been treated for head lice.