When to Keep Your Child Home
There are times when you're not sure it is necessary to keep your child home from school. Here are some symptoms that may mean your child is sick.
- Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Running nose or inflamed eyes
- Rash of unknown origin
- Abdominal pain
- Sore throat
- Enlarged glands
- Excessive coughing
A child needs to remain at home fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, diarrhea, or vomiting following an illness. Notify the school that your child will be absent. When your child returns to school, student must bring a written excuse stating the dates and reason for absence. This excuse must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. At the school nurse’s discretion, a physician note may be requested prior to the student’s return to school.
By following these guidelines, you will protect not only the health of your student but the health of his, her or other classmates and school staff as well!