Should My Child Stay Home?

It is requested that you keep your child at home if she/he shows evidence of any of the follow:

  • Flushed face or other signs of fever, such as complaints of a headache

  • Runny nose, persistent cough, sneezing or other signs of a cold

  • Sore throat, earache, or swollen glands

  • Vomiting, nausea or failure to eat a normal breakfast

  • Unexplained skin rashes

  • Sores on the skin, especially if moist, oozing, or encrusted

  • Unusual drowsiness or listlessness

In order to return to school, our district policy is that your child MUST BE FREE from vomiting, diarrhea or fever (without fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin) for 24 hours. If your child has vomited or has had diarrhea, they must stay home the next day.

Students with inflamed or pink eye(s) will be excluded and a doctor's note will be required for return. They must remain out of school until they have been on medication (eye drops) for at least 24 hours or they present a doctor's note stating that they are not contagious and may return to school (with the date noted).

Please exercise consideration for others when deciding whether to send your child to school. Remember, a child who is ill will not function well in class.