Is my child too sick to go to school?

IS MY CHILD TOO SICK TO GO TO SCHOOL?



Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The guidelines set forth by the district can help you decide. It will not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention. Please consult your doctor for specific medical advice.

•FEVER: Students should remain home if they have an oral temperature of 100.0 or higher (before taking medication such as Tylenol or Advil), and be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school

•CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS: Student's should remain home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics or otherwise as directed by their physician.

•DIARRHEA: Students experiencing 3 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period should remain at home.

•LICE: A student infected may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of lice. Examination by the nurse is required before re-entering school.  Please refer to lice link on the side bar for tips to treat and more information on lice in general.

•VOMITING: A student who has vomited 2 or more times in a 24 hour period and/or has other symptoms related to contagious illness such as fever should be excluded from school for 24 hours symptom free or cleared by doctor to return.


A good rule of thumb is if your child does not feel well in the morning before leaving home, they probably wont feel any better once they get to school.  We want them to be here everyday, but we want them to be well.  If they come sick, then they are exposing all of their classmates, teachers and other people to illness. We don't want to contribute to making anyone else sick.



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