Sick Policy

The Sick Policy, as described below, can be found in the Student Handbook under the heading "Health Policies".

School administration may decide to send a child home if they are exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness; unable to participate in normal classroom activities due to apparent illness or if they have a fever. If this determination is made, the parent/guardian is required to respond to the school and collect their child within thirty minutes. A sick child who is recovering from a fever must remain home 24 hours after his/her temperature returns to normal. 

Children that are well enough to be at school will participate in recess and outdoor activities, unless a doctor's order is brought to the school office stating the need for the child to be kept indoors. In such cases the teacher and office will coordinate supervision of the child. 

Guidelines for keeping children at home:

If your child's temperature is 99 degrees or greater, or your child has had a fever within the previous 24 hours, please do not send your child to school. Also, if experiencing any of the following, please keep your child at home:

  1. Very sore throat/swollen glands
  2. Heavy cold and/or cough
  3. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  4. Rash
  5. Earache
  6. Thick, colored nasal mucus
  7. Inflamed and/or discharge from the eyes

If a physician has ordered antibiotics for a contagious illness, your child will not be able to return to school for 24 - 48 hours after the initiation of the antibiotics. (The number of hours depends on the specific illness.) Physicians will typically write a note as to when a child may be readmitted to school. Please drop this off at the school office the morning your child returns.

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 541-686-8655.