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When Should My Child Stay Home?

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    In order for your child to learn and to control communicable disease in school, it is important for you to keep your child at home for the following reasons:

    • Temperature of 100 degrees or more (without fever reducing medications).
    • Diagnosed strep infection (strep throat or impetigo). Your child should be on antibiotics for at least 24hrs before returning to school.
    • Has vomited or had diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
    • Has a moist productive cough or chest congestion.
    • Has symptoms of influenza: fever, chills, body aches, headache, sore throat, stomach upset/nausea.
    • Eyes with pus-like drainage & crusts. If diagnosed as “pink eye”, medication should be used for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Please keep sick children home until they are recovered and fever free for at least 24 hours (fever free without the use of fever reducing medication eg.tylenol or motrin).

    Preventive measures:

    1. Proper handwashing

    2. Good Nutrition! Ensure your child has had breakfast consisting of carbohydrate and protein. Studies have shown that children who do not eat breakfast are not able to function at their optimal level both physically and mentally.

    3. Adequate Rest! Ensure proper rest and sleep. Students cannot perform when they have not had adequate rest in either academics or sports. Having a "lights out" policy at home and keeping a regular schedule at bedtime will provide your child with the tools to succeed.