When to Send Your Child to School

  • Keep your child at home if they have:

    • a fever (temperature of 100°F or greater)
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • undiagnosed rash
    • communicable diseases (such as strep throat, influenza, chicken pox, measles, etc.)
    • pink eye (conjunctivitis)
    • head lice infestation (live head lice)

    Before a student may return to school, he/she must be free of the above symptoms (without medication) for 24 hours. If a student has been prescribed antibiotic medication, he/she may return to school after completing 24 hours of prescribed medication.

    When the above noted symptoms occur during school, parents will be contacted to pick the child up from school. An ill or injured student who is sent home may only be released to the parent/guardian or emergency contact provided by the parent/guardian. In the event of a serious or life-threatening injury or illness, EMS services/911 will be called to provide care. It is important that the school has accurate parent phone numbers and emergency contacts. Please keep the school office up to date with current contact information.

    Attending after-school events should be avoided when your child does not attend school due to illness symptoms or is sent home from school with illness symptoms. Best health practices recommends children remain home, in recovery, until they are no longer contagious and free from symptoms for 24 hours.

    Health Services staff provide care for students who become ill or injured at school. Generally, student injuries are easily managed with adhesive bandages, cold packs, and “TLC,” allowing students to return to their classrooms.

    It is required that parents/guardians call school to report their child’s absence. To prevent the spread of illness in the classroom, parent/guardians are encouraged to report symptoms and the student’s diagnosis to the school.

    In the event of a public health crisis, the District will follow the recommendations of public health officials.