In order to maintain the health safety of all students and staff, please review the following guidelines to help determine when your child should be kept home from school.
Please keep children home if they have the following:
- Sore throat*
- Nasal secretions (yellow and/or green in color)*
- Persistent cough*
- Conjunctivitis (red or runny eye)*
*The above symptoms need to be absent for at least 24 hours before returning to school
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.
Vomiting or Diarrhea
Recurrent vomiting or diarrhea often means infection.
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, and swollen or tender neck glands are all signs to watch for in your child. if you notice these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.
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.
Children who are placed on antibiotics for strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), or other health conditions, must be on these medications for more than 24 hours before returning to school to prevent the spread of infection.