Frequently asked questions
Should I send my child to school when they are not feeling well?
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick children at home or send them off to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision easier. The following guidelines should be considered when making the decision:
- Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducer medication.
- Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Conjunctivitis: The student may return to school after starting treatment.
- Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after being seen by a health care provider and they have authorized the child’s return to school.
- Colds: Consider keeping your child at home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough.
What should I do if my child has been hospitalized or ill for a long period of time?
After an extended illness or hospitalization you should call the school nurse and guidance counselor to discuss your child's re-entry into school.
What should I do if my child needs medication during the school day?
Please see "medication" procedure on the main page.
What should I do if my child needs to limit gym activity?
A doctor's note would be required stating time line and restrictions.