• When Should My Child Stay Home?

     
    Guidelines when deciding to keep your child home. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate childcare arrangements:
     
    • APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR: Unusually tired, difficult to wake, pale, skin rash, lack of appetite; these are often signs of underlying illness.
    • FEVER: Temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. Child may be sent home without a fever if other symptoms are present.
    • SORE THROAT: Especially with fever and/or swollen glands.
    • VOMITING/DIARRHEA: Within the past 24 hours.
    • COUGHING: Severe coughs should be evaluated by a healthcare provider to rule out Pertussis (Whooping Cough).
    • NASAL DRAINAGE/COUGH: Yellow or green nasal drainage and/or chronic coughing may prevent your child or other students from being able to concentrate. They may expose others to illness, especially if they cannot control their secretions. 
    • RASH: Any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a healthcare provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before sending him/her to school. The school may require a note from the healthcare provider stating that the rash is not contagious.
    • OTHER: For other specific diseases or health difficulties, it is always a good idea to contact the school nurse.
Last Modified on September 15, 2020