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When to Stay at Home

Dear Parent,

You should not send your child to school if she/he has any of the following:

  • Fever:  Temperature above 100° F (taken by mouth) without the use of fever reducing medication.

  • Diarrhea:  Any watery stools not contained in under clothes.

  • Vomiting:  Throwing up.

  • Rash:  Covering entire body.

When your child has these symptoms they must be kept at home the next day from school. They also need to be without symptoms for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

If your child has:

  • Strep Throat:
    Students must be on antibiotic therapy for at least 24 hours and not have a fever over 99.9 (under 100° F), without the use of fever reducing medication.
  • Communicable Disease:
    If your child has chickenpox, mumps, measles, rash all over their body, strep throat, or “pink eye”, they have to stay home until you have a note from a health care provider stating your child is not contagious and may return to school.

Signs your child may be getting sick and may need to stay home include: Excessive coughing and/or an upset stomach.

Current Phone Numbers
If we think your child is getting sick at school, we will call you. If you cannot be reached, someone on your emergency list will be called. Please be sure that all phone numbers are current.