Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?” This is not always an easy question to answer! We hope that these tips can help.Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:~ Fever of 100 or greater in the past 24 hours: Must be fever-free without the use of medications for 24 hours~ Vomiting in the past 24 hours~ Diarrhea in the past 24 hours~ Chills~ Sore throat~ Any illness for which a doctor has prescribed antibiotics: Must be on the antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school~ Very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night~ Rash of unknown origin, or that causes the child too much discomfort to perform well in schoolIf your child becomes ill at school, and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school, or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home. It is essential that the school has a phone number where you can be reached during the day, and an emergency number in the event that you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school, and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the school year, please notify your child’s teacher immediately.
Please contact the Health Office with any questions or concerns.