When is Your Child Too Sick for School?

When is Your Child Too Sick for School?
Posted on 10/09/2019
Information Icon

Daily attendance is one of the most powerful predictors of school success and on-time graduation. The Department of Education says children who are absent less than nine school days generally perform better in school. When you are making a decision about when a child is too sick to go to school or not, use these guidelines to help: (please be advised that these are general guidelines an dcan be amended at the discretion of the health staff/administation)

Send your child to school if:

  • They have a runny nose or just a little cough, but no other symptoms.
  • They haven’t taken any fever reducing medicine for 24 hours and haven’t had a fever during that time (100.0 or higher)
  • They haven’t thrown up or had diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • They don’t feel great, but have no other significant symptoms.
  • They didn’t sleep well and are tired.

Keep your child home if:

  • They feel sick and have had a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours.
  • They have thrown up or had any diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
  • They have an undiagnosed rash.
  • They have a chronic cough and/or green nasal discharge that has not been cleared by their health care provider.

Call the doctor if:

  • They have a temperature of greater than 100.0 degrees for more than 2 days.
  • They throw up or have diarrhea for more than two days.
  • They’ve had the sniffles for more than a week and they aren’t getting better.
  • Their eyes are discolored along with altered vision, redness of the eyelids or skin surrounding the eyes or a large amount or drainage.

PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS OR CHANGE IN THEIR HEALTH STATUS TO YOUR STUDENT’S TEACHER OR THE HEALTH ROOM.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss health concerns, please call the school during school hours.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE SCHOOL OFFICE INFORMED OF YOUR CURRENT HOME, CELL, WORK, AND EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS.

Remember that sleep is very important. Students should come well rested and ready to learn.

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.