Should My Student Stay Home?

Guidelines for you to use when questioning if you should send your children to school when they don’t feel well. We want your child to be at school as much as possible, but we also want to protect the health of our students if your child is ill. If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms please do not send your child to school:

  • Green nasal or eye drainage
  • Continual harsh cough
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (in the past 12 hours)
  • If the eye is red, has drainage and crusted in the morning
  • Temperature 100 degrees or above
  • Your child needs to be fever free for one full day, without Tylenol or Ibuprofen, before returning to school (this means temperature less than 100 degrees for 24 hours)
  • Rashes that have not been diagnosed by a doctor
  • Any time your child is visibly ill
  • Children prescribed antibiotics or medicated eye drops for bacterial infections must complete a full 24 hrs of treatment prior to returning to school

Sending a child to school sick increases the risk of contaminating the other children and puts your child at a greater risk. When your child is ill his or her immune system is compromised and leaves him or her susceptible to catching other illnesses. We hope your children stay healthy and happy this school year.