As a parent it is difficult to decide if your child is well enough to go to school. Here are some guidelines to help in the decision making:
● A Fever is a temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius) or higher. Students are allowed readmission to school when they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
● A child should remain home when illness such as a sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea or cough will prevent them from functioning in class. It is best practice to keep your child home until food is tolerated and diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medications before returning to school.
● Some bacterial infections require your child to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
● Rashes and patches of broken, itchy skin need to be examined by a doctor if they appear to be spreading or not improving. We may require that a rash be covered while your shield is in school.
● If a student has an injury that causes continuous discomfort, the student should not attend school until a doctor examines it or ir improves. Injuries that interfere with class participation need medical evaluation. If participation in PE class is not recommended or other physical restriction is advised, a physician’s written excuse is required. Any pain medication that is required MUST be brought in by the parent/guardian and the appropriate medication form must be completed. (If medication is prescription, the treating physician must also complete and sign the medication administration form).