When Should I Keep My Child Home?

In order for your child to be available for learning and to control communicable diseases in school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons:


How long should I stay home if I’m sick with the flu ?

The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the need to use a fever-reducing medicine, such as Tylenol and generally feeling better.


Specific symptoms (new, not ongoing)
• Fever greater than 100.0 degrees
• Body ache or muscle pain
• Cough
• Congestion or runny nose
• Loss of appetite
• Loss of smell and/or taste
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Chills
• Extreme tiredness

Waiting for COVID-19 test results

Stay home until a negative result is received.


Contact the school nurse for any positive covid 19 test results

Students should Isolate for 5 full days from start of symptoms. They may return on day 6 but must be masked until day 10 .

Close contacts who are not showing symptoms, are no longer required to quarantine. If symptoms develop, testing is recommended.

General Illness Symptoms:
• Fever greater than 100.0 degrees: Your child should be fever-free and off all fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before he/she returns to school. Students returning to school before they are well are more susceptible to illness and may expose others. 
• Vomiting and Diarrhea: Your child should stay home until the illness is over for at least 12 hours.
• Flu Symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, body aches, dry cough, nausea and vomiting. The flu is serious. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect your child has the flu.
• Head Lice: until treatment is provided.
• Conjunctivitis: until under treatment.
• Rash: please keep child home until rash is diagnosed as non-contagious.