For the health and well-begin of your child and of others, keep your child home for the following reasons:
- Fatigue (for any reason), lethargic behavior
- A fever(a child should remain at home for 24 hours after the fever is gone and needed antibiotics should be administered for 24 hours before a child returns to school).
- Sore throat.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea(child should remain home for 24 hours as well).
- Red, “crusty”, itchy eyes(conjunctivitis or pink eye is very contagious). The child must be kept at home for 48 hours while being treated with antibiotics and should only return to school is there is no discharge for the eyes.
- Persistent cough.
- A persistent runny nose.
You will be asked to come and remove your child from school if any of these symptoms exist while your child is present.
The parent or the person on the emergency contact list must always be accessible by phone during school hours. It is the parent’s responsibility to have someone available who can come to the school for emergencies or if a child becomes ill.
Please call if your child has a communicable illness or infestation, chicken pox, conjunctivitis, pin worms, fifth’s disease, mites or head lice so we can exercise additional control methods and notify other parents. Your child’s identity will always be protected.
Always notify the school if your child will be absent.