Sick Day Guidelines
How does a parent/guardian decide when to send a child to school who states he/she isn’t feeling well? This can be a very difficult question for parents and caretakers to answer early in the morning.
Listed below are some guidelines that indicate reasons to keep your child home.
- Take your child’s temperature. If the child’s temperature is 100 degrees or higher, he/she should remain at home. Your child should be fever free without fever reducing medication (Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen) for 24 hours before returning to school.
- If your child vomited or had diarrhea during the night or before school, he/she should remain at home.
- It is recommended your child stay home from school if he/she has the following symptoms:
- Discolored nasal secretions
- Productive or hacking cough
- Watery eyes
- Appears ill or has excessive fatigue
- If your child is being treated for strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye), it is recommended that he/she be on medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Please remember to send a parent/guardian or physician note in to the school office when your child returns explaining the reason for his/her absence. Failure to provide a note will result in an unexcused absence.
Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding the above information.