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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. 
A sick child cannot effectively learn and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way.  Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.

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.










 
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