If a child is ill, please keep him/her at home! When children are in a group, illness spreads quickly. Please keep contact numbers up-to-date in case the school needs to reach you concerning your child’s health.
Children should remain at home:
- The first 2 days of a cold (colds are most infectious during the first 2 days).
- For 24 hours after a fever from any cause has returned to normal (without the use of Tylenol, etc).
- With a temperature over 100 degrees by mouth.
- With any intestinal disorder causing diarrhea, vomiting or nausea.
- With any communicable infectious disease such as chicken pox or influenza. Contact the nurse about a student returning to school.
- With any infectious skin rash such as impetigo or ringworm. May return to school 24 hours after treatment has been started.
- With a profuse nasal discharge, discharge from the eyes or ears and inflammation of the eyes.
- For a full 24 hours after being on medication for strep throat infection.
- If the child has head lice or scabies, he/she may return to school ONLY after treatment.
In order to protect the health of all students and adults in the school, we will call you to pick up your child if we see:
- Elevated temperature
- Unknown skin rash or open sores
- Redness, irritation or discharge from the eyes
- Persistent cough or runny nose
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sore throat