When to Keep your Child Home
The following are guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. The below listed is in addition to the criteria on the COVID-19 daily screening tool. Please note that if your child is not at school or is sent home for illness, they may not participate in any afterschool or in school activities/performances.
- Fever – If your child’s temperature is 100.4 degrees or more, they must be fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Vomiting/Diarrhea – If your child suffers vomiting or diarrhea, they may return to school when they are able to tolerate solid food and have been symptom free for 24 hours.
- Red eyes with crusting and drainage – this may be a sign of conjunctivitis or “pink eye”, a highly contagious infection of part of the eye. The student must be seen by a medical professional and may return to school with a doctor’s note stating that they are not contagious.
- Skin Rashes – Undiagnosed rashes may be contagious therefore a student must be seen by a medical professional for diagnosis and any necessary treatment. They may return to school with a doctor’s note stating they are not contagious.
- Strep Throat – A student diagnosed with strep throat should stay home for 24 hours until the first doses of antibiotic have been administered. The student may then return to school if they have completed first doses and are fever free for 24 hours.
- Head Lice – If a student is found to have head lice, the student must stay home until treatment is completed and they are lice and nit free. They may return to school after they have been checked by the school nurse for any evidence of lice or nits.