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When to Keep Your Child Home

Here are some guidelines:

TEMPERATURE:    Your child MUST remain home if he/she has a fever over 100.4º.  Doctors recommend that your child be fever-free, without medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.

DIARRHEA or VOMITING: Your child should be free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES/ CONDITION:  Your child must remain home when he/she shows symptoms of a contagious disease such as strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), flu, impetigo, ringworm, or if head lice is suspected.  Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions.

NASAL DISCHARGE: If your child has copious, continuous, uncontrollable nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff. Please keep your child at home until the secretions are more controlled.    

Thank you for your cooperation in following these health precautions to protect your child and other children from illnesses.  We know it can be difficult for working parents to have a sick child at home.