Sick Protocols

The first line of defense in keeping our school open is:

If your child is sick, please keep them home. 

Your child may come to school as long as he or she does not have a fever or discomfort. If symptoms are severe (e.g., persistent cough or severe runny nose with thick mucus that will consistently interrupt their work), please allow for time to rest and recover. 

Other symptoms that would suggest keeping your child at home include: 

  • Fever AND sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, irritability, or confusion.

  • Diarrhea: runny, watery, bloody stools, or 2 or more loose stools within the last 4 hours.

  • Vomiting: 2 or more times in a 24 hour period. Note: please do not bring your child if they have vomited in the night.

  • Breathing trouble, sore throat, swollen glands, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing.

  • Frequent scratching of body or scalp, lice, rash, or any other spots that resemble childhood diseases, including ringworm.

* Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher taken under the arm, 101°F taken orally (a child needs to be fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school, that means the child is fever-free without the aid of Tylenol®, or any other fever-reducing substance.) 


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