When To Stay Home
Please do not send a child to school with signs and symptoms of illness.
Some specific situations are:
- A fever of 100.5 degrees or higher: Please do not give Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) and then send your child to school. The cause of the fever does not go away and your child could still be contagious. Your child should not return to school until he/she is fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication (ex., Tylenol).
- Diarrhea or vomiting that morning prior to school.
- Any rash not diagnosed by a physician.
- Head lice: Consult a physician and begin treatment before sending your child to school. Children may attend school as long as they have no live lice. They are permitted to attend with nits present and will be checked by the School Nurse for 10 school days. If any live lice is found, they must be sent home.
- Scabies, pinworm and ringworm: Consult a physician and begin treatment before sending your child to school.
- Strep throat: Do not send your child to school until the result of the throat culture is known and, if positive, your child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
- Chickenpox: Until the scabs heal over (about one week) or with a doctor’s note.
PLEASE CALL IN ALL ABSENCES TO THE MAIN OFFICE 247-2144.
If you would like to request homework for your child, please contact the main office before noon
or ask when you call in the absence.