Now that we are in flu season (October-April), please use this questionnaire each day your child is sick with flu-like symptoms and follow the instructions for when to keep your child home. If your child has received the flu vaccine, he/she is much less likely to get sick. Getting a flu shot helps protect your child from getting the flu, so he or she won't pass it to people who risk getting very sick-like babies, elderly and people with chronic diseases.
Please refer to the additional guidelines below to prevent the spread of illness at school. If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor or clinic with a different disease, such as strep, please notify your child’s school Health Office.
Students should stay home from school when:
- A fever (100 degrees or higher)
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Infection requiring antibiotics
Students can return to school when:
- No fever for 24 hours without use of medication and well enough to participate in school
- No vomiting of diarrhea for 24 hours after the last episode and ability to keep food down
- Rash is cleared by a physician
- 24 hours after first dose or as directed by a physician
Just a reminder of the attendance procedure: Please report student absences on the school’s attendance line. A doctor’s note is required for absences that extend beyond three consecutive days or ten total absences due to medical reasons. The doctor’s note must be provided within three days of the request.