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Healthful Tips

When to Keep Your Child Home!
Consider the following guidelines when making the decision:
  • Fever > 100 degrees during the previous evening, night or morning. May return to school after he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol/Motrin.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea during the night or morning. May return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Persistent coughing
  • Rashes are most contagious in the early stages of common contagious diseases. A child with a suspicious rash must be authorized by their physician to return to school with a confirmed diagnose.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): May return to school 24 hours after initiating prescribed medication and/or all discharge has stopped.
  • Recent throat culture: Remain home until physician forwards results. If strep throat or impetigo infection, keep your child home for 24 hours after initiating antibiotic treatment.

If any of these conditions are observed while your child is in class, he/she will be sent to the Health Office where parents will be contacted and referred to their physician for further evaluation.