• Since school attendance is the key to academic success, it is important for your child to stay at home if he/she may be contagious. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her at home, or make appropriate child care arrangements:

    • Appearance, Behavior – unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused, irritable. This is sufficient reason to exclude a child from school
    • Eyes – thick mucus or pus draining from the eye and “pink eye” (conjunctivitis)
    • Fever – temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
    • Greenish nose discharge, and/or chronic cough – should be seen by a health care provider. These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.
    • Sore Throat – especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck
    • Diarrhea – 3 or more watery stools in a 24-hour period especially if the child acts or looks ill. If this is an on-going condition, see a health care provider.
    • Vomiting – vomiting 2 or more times within the past 24 hours
    • Rash – body rash, especially with fever or itching. Diaper rashes, heat rashes and allergic reactions are not contagious
    • Ear Infections without fever – do not need to be excluded, but the child needs to get medical treatment and follow up. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss
    • Lice – children may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of lice and nits (eggs). If you suspect your child has lice, please click here for treatment protocols.
    • Scabies - Children with scabies can be admitted after treatment.

    If your child shows any of the above symptoms at school, it will be necessary to pick him/her up right away. Please note: If you bring your child to school with any of the above symptoms, it puts other children and staff (especially pregnant staff) at great risk. Remember hand washing is still the number one way to prevent the spread of germs. If all parents keep sick students at home, we will have a stronger, healthier, and happier school.