Guidelines for When to Send, When to Stay Home

Guidelines for When to Send, When to Stay Home
Posted on 12/17/2018
Sick KidsAs we enter the cold and flu season, we wanted to remind parents/guardians of our guidelines about when they should or should not send their little snifflers to school. Please do not send a student to school if they have any of the following conditions--for the benefit of your child and also for the other students and school staff:

Constant runny nose – especially if the discharge is yellow or green
• Persistent coughing and/or sneezing. (Cough drops are only allowed with a completed healthcare provider's authorization form and they must be kept in the health office.)
• Elevated temperature (over 100 degrees). Please keep your student at home until they are fever free without having had any Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin) for 24 hours.
• Nasal congestion with a headache and/or nausea for over 12 hours.
• Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 12 hours.
• Sore throat, especially with swollen lymph nodes.
• Red eyes with discharge that are not allergy-related symptoms.
• Sores that are “weeping” (especially around the mouth).
• Rashes that are not diagnosed.
On the other hand, we welcome your students—and encourage them to come to school and learn—if their symptoms are more minor and not among those listed above. Regular attendance is a key to success in learning!
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