• Illness: When to keep your student home

     

    • Your child should be fever free for 24 hours (Temperature below 100 degrees) without fever reducing medication before returning to school
    • Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever: 24 hours after initiation of treatment
    • Please do not send your child to school with an undiagnosed rash, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea in the morning
    • Keep your child home with red itchy eyes, with drainage. Return to school from Pink eye is after 24 hours of treatment with prescribed medication from your doctor and the eye is no longer weeping 
    • If your child has enlarged glands, or excessive coughing, please keep your child home
    • Communicable diseases such as Hepatitis, Meningitis, Tuberculosis, Measles, Ringworm, Impetigo, Mononucleosis, Scabies, Scarlet fever, require a written physician note for clearance to return to school
    • With chicken pox, all scabs must be dry approximately 5-7 days from onset before returning to school
    • There is no exclusion from Fifths disease (mild rash) as long as your child is fever free and feels well 
    • Your child should not be sent to school hoping that he or she will feel better at arriving
    • Your child should be kept home following a nighttime bout of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and watched for further symptoms.
    • Do not send your child to school if he/she is taking prescription pain medication