It is coming around to that time of year- cold and flu season. While we encourage students to attend school every day, an ill child will not perform well and may expose other students in the classroom. Please use the following guidelines and keep your child at home if any of these symptoms are present:
-fever of 100 degrees or greater (before medication)
-an undiagnosed rash
-an earache or draining ear
-diarrhea or vomiting
-severe sore throat
-persistent or severe cough
-persistent or severe headache
-any known communicable disease
-evidence of head lice
If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. A child also needs to be free of diarrhea for 24 hours to return to school.
If your child’s doctor diagnoses them with a communicable disease, please notify the school so we can notify parents of other students in the classroom if necessary. Communicable diseases include chicken pox, Coxsackievirus (hand, foot, mouth disease), croup, Pertussis (whooping cough), pink eye, pinworms, impetigo, fifth disease, hepatitis, flu, measles, mumps, meningitis, strep throat, lice, ringworm, and scabies.
Please notify the school when your child will be absent as well as the reason for the absence by calling 921-5000.
Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to keep our students safe and healthy.
If you have a question or concern about your child’s health, please call me at 921-5000.
Julie Miller-Klein RN