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Sick Day Guidelines

Keep you child home if he:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher; must stay home until his fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication
  • Has been vomiting
  • Has a “pink eye” communicable diagnosis; must have a physician note to return to school and using prescription antibiotic eye drops for at least 24 hours
  • Has a “strep throat” communicable diagnosis; must have a physician note to return to school and using prescription antibiotics for at least 24 hours
  • Has a communicable skin rash and/or infection; must have physician note to return to school and using prescribed treatments; must cover infected area to remain in school

Keep your child home is he has the flu. The flu can be serious, which typically comes on suddenly, including:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Headache, body aches, ear ache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dry cough

A minor sore throat is usually not a problem to attend school if there is no fever.  Strep throat can only be diagnosed by a throat culture and therefore, if suspected, call your physician for an appointment.

Coughs and colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours.  Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.

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