As a lot of you know, the school year often brings colds, flu, strep throat, and the wonderful stomach viruses. Please follow the guidelines below when deciding whether to send your child to school or not. Please keep your child home if he/she has the following:
- Fever 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- Persistent cough
- Severe cold
- Sore throat or swollen glands accompanied by fever
- Matted or red eyes or drainage from the eyes
- An undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions
Your child can return to school when he/she has had:
- Normal temperature for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin
- No vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours
- 24 hours of antibiotics following a bacterial infection (ie. Strep Throat, Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye)
- MRSA infections require a return to school note from your child’s physician & sores must be covered or not draining before returning to school.
Also, please remember that sending over- the- counter medication without a doctor’s order is strongly discouraged. We do have tylenol and ibuprofen available for your child if needed. Please remember to send prescription medications in the original container with student’s name and prescription on the bottle. Medication in plastic bags, envelopes, old pill bottles, or medication bottles belonging to other family members will not be accepted. We appreciate your concern and consideration in the health and safety of your child, and in return, of all his/her classmates.