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When to Stay Home

Attendance at school is vital, but not when it may jeopardize your child or the health of others. 
If your child becomes ill at school, we will notify you as soon as possible.  Parents/guardians are expected to arrange for their child to be taken home within one hour.  We cannot appropriately isolate ill children for a longer time. 

The Health Office personnel are not allowed to diagnose illness.  If you think your child may be ill check with your healthcare provider before sending your child to school.

 Some signs of illness are:

Restlessness at night

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Flushed face
  • Headache
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Fever, red, watery eyes
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Facial swelling

Children with these symptoms do not belong in school.  For their well-being and for the safety of others, children should wait until they are completely well before returning to school.