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When is Your Child Too Sick for School?

When is Your Child Too Sick for School? 

Control measures and periods of exclusion are important to keep down the spread of disease.  These guidelines need to be followed:

  1. The student should remain at home until free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours.
  2. If the student experiences a fever during an illness, they should be "fever free" for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.  A fever is defined as a temperature of 100.0 F or greater.
  3. If the diagnosis is "strep throat", the student should remain at home for 24 hours after starting the first dose of antibiotic treatment.
  4. The student should be symptom and "fever free" for 24 hours before returning to school.

Throughout the illness emphasize thorough hand washing before eating and after using bathrom facilities.  Good hand washing is the single most important thing we can do to combat the spread of germs. Rest is very important during the recovery period.  We appreciate your consideration of others during times when your student is not feeling well and may be contagious to others.