Absence/Illness Guidelines

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Every year students become ill due to exposure to other sick children in the classroom.  To help reduce the spread of contagious illness & to help you in making decisions about whether or not to send your child to school, we have put together the following guidelines.  If your child has any of these symptoms, you should keep your child at home.  If the symptoms continue, you may need to contact your healthcare provider.

*    Fever of 100 degrees or higher.  A child should be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least
      24 hours before returning to school.  Your child may be sent home for symptoms that interfere with learning even without fever. 
*    Persistent coughing.
*    Sore throat with fever, rash, white spots on the throat, and can be accompanied with stomachaches and headaches.
*    Rash with fever.
*    Red, itchy, painful, swollen or draining eyes.  If conjunctivitis or "pink eye" is diagnosed, the child must be on medication
      24 hours or more & symptoms must be improving before returning to school. 
*    Prolonged headaches or stomachaches.  Sometimes involving nausea and vomiting.
*    Swelling or pain at a level that interferes with your child's learning.
*    Earaches.
*    Toothaches.
*    Head Lice:  A child must remain at home until treated with a medicated lice shampoo and all of the nits must be
      combed/removed.  Students must be  cleared through the Health Office before returning to class.  Please notify the
      school if your child has head lice so that we can screen & send home notification letters so parents can screen at home.
 
Feel free to contact the school Health Office's if you have any questions.