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 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.