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Student Illness

Guidelines for when your child can return to school when they are ill

Student Illness:

In an effort to reduce everyone’s exposure to illness, please do not send your child to school if they are ill. We realize that the morning routine can be hectic and it is sometimes difficult to determine if your child is actually sick enough to stay home from school; however, we ask that if you suspect your child may be ill, please keep them home. If later in the morning or afternoon they are feeling better and have not had a temperature, you can bring them to school at that time. Often, kids will say they don’t feel well at home but their parent wants them to try school. Sending a sick child to school exposes others to illness. Please do not do that.

Here are some general guidelines to assist you in making the decision of when to keep your child home from school.

**Temperature is greater than 100 degrees before giving fever reducing medication.

**Frequent coughing.

**It has been less than 24 hours since your child last vomited.

**Child is unable to eat breakfast because of a stomachache, especially if he/she was sick during the night.

Children with temperatures greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit should stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone, without use of fever reducing drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen).