School attendance is important and we want to encourage students to always be present, on time, each day of school, however, if your child is sick and contagious it is important that they stay home from school until they have fully recovered. It is also expected that if your child becomes sick while at school that you will make arrangements to pick them up, as soon as possible, during the school day. Please use the guide below to help determine if your student needs to stay home from school.
Fever: If your child has a temperature of 100F or higher your student should stay home. Your child should not return to school until they have been fever free, without using any medication, for 24 hours.
Vomiting: Your child should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting.
Lice, scabies: Children may not return to school until they have been treated.
Diarrhea: Your child should no attend school if they have had more than one watery stool in a 24-hour period, especially if the child acts or looks ill.
Chronic cough and/or runny nose: If you child experiences continual coughing and excessive nasal discharge their conditions may be contagious and may require treatment from your healthcare provider.
Rash: A body rash, especially with fever or itching should be checked by a health care provider prior to the student returning to school.
Eye infection: A student with pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from the eye should be checked by a healthcare provider prior to the student returning to school.
Injury or surgery: If your student has been injured or has had surgery please have your healthcare provider provide specific details about what activities they can participate in at school and how long they will have these restrictions in place for.