Please keep your child home if they have the following:
- Nasal secretions (yellow or green in color)
- Persistent cough
- Sore throat
- Conjunctivitis (red or runny eyes)
A fever is a strong indicator of the body fighting an infection. Children should be kept home if they have a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher. Children need to be fever FREE for 24 hours (without fever-treating medication) before returning to school.
Vomiting or Diarrhea
Recurring vomiting or diarrhea ofter means infection. Children need to be kept at home for at least 24 hours after any episode of vomiting or diarrhea, especially if accompanied by a fever.
During the school year, we see a number of children with strep throat. Not all children will have classic sore throat symptoms. Difficulty swallowing, a sore neck, headache, stomach ache, loss of appetite, swollen or tender neck glands are all signs to watch for in your child. If you notice these symptoms, please contact your health care provider.
Children who are placed on antibiotics for strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye), must be on these medications for more than 24 hours before returning to school to prevent the spread of infection.
Cold or Flu symptoms
Children who are coughing or sneezing are spreading infection and need to be kept home from school. Be especially cautious if your child has a productive cough, or has nasal secretions which are yellow or green in color.
The above symptoms need to be absent for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.