If you feel your child is sick or might be sick, please keep them at home. If your child's temperature is 99.6 or higher, it is considered a low-grade temperature. Please keep your child at home as whatever your child has is now considered contagious.
A child must be FEVER FREE (NO fever), no diarrhea, and no vomiting,WITHOUTany medication (i.e. Acetaminophen/Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin) in their system for at least 24 hours
before they can return to school.
If your child has been sick and returns to school less than 24 hours (symptom-free), they will be sent to the office and someone will need to pick them up immediately.
Important steps to help stop the spread of germs:
Stay home while sick and limit contact with others
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with your sleeve or disposable tissue
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
If you have any questions regarding your child's symptoms, please contact your physician's office and/or doctor.
MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT!
*MAKE HAND-WASHING A HABIT ~ Kids who wash their hands at least four times a day have a 24 percent fewer sick days from colds and flu, and 51 percent fewer sick days due to stomach illnesses (Amer Public Hlth Assoc).
Washing your hands with soap and water is far better and healthier than washing your them with any hand sanitizer. Use hand sanitizer when you are not able to use soap and water.
Teach kids to scrub their whole hands - up to the wrists and under the fingernails - and to do it long enough to sing the ABCs or "Happy Birthday" all the way through. A timer works well, too.