Parent Information

WHEN YOUR STUDENT IS ILL

Parents/guardians are often faced with making a decision to keep their student at home or send him/her to school. Staying home and resting permits the body to combat the illness more quickly and prevents infecting others. It is recommended that students should remain at home if the following occurs:

 
  • Severe colds, coughs or sore throats
     
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea or abdominal pain
     
  • Temperature of 100 degrees or more with or without other symptoms
     
  • Eye infections, especially if discharge is present
     
  • New skin rashes, especially if a discharge is present, unless medical opinion states rash is non- communicable
     
  • Any other signs of acute illness
    * Unless throat culture results are known

    Students may return to school when:

     
  • It has been 24 hours since your child had nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
     
  • It has been 24 hours since your child had severe cough, cold or sore throat symptoms 
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  • Temperature remains normal for 24 hour period
     
  • On antibiotics for at least 24 hours
     
  • Advised by a physician to do so

    Hopefully these guidelines will be helpful to you in deciding whether it is necessary to keep your student at home. Call your family doctor or the school nurse with any questions. Thank you.