Flu, Viruses, & Colds
Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. If your child has an elevated temperature, contagious infection, rash or sores, loss of taste or smell, uncontrolled cough, diarrhea, or is vomiting at home, DO NOT send the child to school.
When learners become sick at school, they are taken to the nurse's office, parents/guardians will be notified to pick up their child if deemed necessary. If the parent/guardian is unable to come to school to pick up the sick child, it is the responsibility of that parent/guardian to make arrangements for another adult to pick up the child as soon as possible. Please do not ask the school to allow a sick child to walk home, as we are concerned for their safety and welfare.
WHEN TO STAY HOME
Children with the following symptoms should not be sent to school and/or school activities:
- The thermometer indicates a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more
- Undiagnosed rash or sores
- Loss of taste or smell
- Uncontrolled cough
- Contagious infection diagnosed by a health care provider
WHEN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL
Children may not return to school until:
- Their temperature has remained below 100.4 degrees for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other pain-relieving medications.
- There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of over-the-counter medications.
- When a student has been diagnosed with a contagious infection and was given prescription medication, the student may not return to school until they have taken the medication a full 24 hours and their temperature has remained below 100.4 degrees for 24 hours.