SICK CHILDREN                       

The main reasons for keeping your child(ren) home are he/she is too sick to participate comfortably at school or might spread a contagious disease to other students. 

We ask for your cooperation in helping us to control the spread of contagious diseases at school.  Please note: If you are a working parent please make arrangements for someone (who can be easily contacted), to pick up and care for your child if she/he becomes sick. Please be sure to list those people and their contact information on your child’s Emergency Information and Health Update.

Please help keep your child and others healthy by keeping your child home if he/she has been diagnosed with or has signs and symptoms of any of the following:

  • Vomiting more than once in the past 24 hours
  • Diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  • Fever 100.0 or greater within the past 24 hours
  • Sore Throat/Red Throat
  • Frequent Coughing and/or Sneezing
  • Runny nose with thick yellow-green colored mucous
  • Thick, yellow discharge from eyes
  • Pain that does not go away (stomach, head, ear, or elsewhere)
  • Rash over a large part of the body
  • Chicken pox until sores have scabbed (usually 5-7 days)
  • Impetigo, Ringworm or Scabies until under treatment and open areas covered
  • Bacterial Pinkeye (thick eye drainage and redness of the white of the eyes) until under treatment
  • Open, draining sores until under treatment and areas covered with absorbent dressing

Your child may return to school when 24 hours have passed from the last sign/symptom of the illness. If your child has been sent home with a possible contagious disease a doctor’s note is required for your child to return to school.  If you have any questions please contact the school nurse.