When to keep your child home:*Vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever (100 degrees or higher) the night before or morning of school*Eyes that are red with discharge and/or crusting*Excessive coughing, with or without mucous*An unexplained rash*An earache, accompanied by fever or discharge from ear*A stomachache with any of the following: vomiting, diarrhea, fever, little to no appetite, fatigue*A headache with any of the following: vision changes, dizziness, vomiting, fever, fatigue, sensitivity to light or noise*Thick nasal discharge that is green or yellow*A sore throat with any of the following: hoarseness, trouble swallowing, red or white spots/patches on tonsils or roof of mouth, swollen tonsils, fever*If your child barely slept the night beforeAny pain that is persistent or severe should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.
The 24 Hour Rule: Students must be fever, vomit, and diarrhea free for 24 hours, without the use of over-the counter Tylenol or Ibuprofen to mask fever, in order to return to school. The 24 hours starts *after* the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. This is a district policy and prevents germs from being spread to other students and staff as well as provides much needed rest for a sick child.
If your student becomes ill in school, please have an emergency plan for them to be picked up within 30 minutes.
Please update all contact information in Genesis to ensure that you can be reached in an emergency.