November 20, 2019
With the cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your student to be available for learning.
Students should remain home for the following reasons:
- If your student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, they should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal and remains normal without fever reducing medication.
- If your student has vomited or had persistent diarrhea, they should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- If diagnosed with a strep infection. Students need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever free, and feeling well before returning to school.
- If your student develops a heavy, moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage.
- If your student has moderate red eye(s), crusty discolored drainage (especially upon waking), possible itching, possible sensitivity to light, and blurry vision but clears upon blinking. It could be “Pink Eye.” Your student should be evaluated by your health care provider.
Following these guidelines is important for your student’s health and the health of their classmates. Please continue to remind your student of the importance of frequent hand washing, healthy eating, and proper use and disposal of tissues.
When notifying the school of your student’s absence, please give us a reason for the absence.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter concerning the health of our community!