When to Send Your Child to School

  • Keep your child at home if they have:

    • Fever (100.4°F or higher),

    • Vomiting or diarrhea,

    • Undiagnosed rash,

    • Communicable diseases (such as strep throat, influenza, chicken pox, measles, COVID, etc.),

    • Pink eye (conjunctivitis),

    • Head lice infestation (live head lice), or

    • According to IDPH guidelines, test positive for COVID-19

      • CDC symptoms of COVID-19:

        • Fever (100.4°F or higher)

        • New onset of moderate to severe headache

        • Shortness of breath

        • New cough

        • Sore throat

        • Vomiting

        • Diarrhea

        • New loss of sense of taste or smell

        • Fatigue from unknown cause

        • Muscle or body aches from unknown cause not attributed to allergies or a pre-existing condition

    Before a student may return to school, they must be free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea (without medication) for 24 hours, according to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

    When the above noted symptoms occur during school, parents/guardians 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, emergency treatment, EMS services/911 will be called to provide care. It is important that the school has accurate parent/guardian phone numbers and emergency contacts. Please keep the school office up to date with current contact information.

    Attendance at after-school events are not permitted if 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.

    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 diagnosis to the school.

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

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