Health Services

Health Services

District Sick Day Guidelines

  • Fever of 100.0 degrees or higher (keep home until fever-free for 24 hours without pain/fever-reducing medicine)  Always keep your child home with an elevated temperature.  Children with a temperature of 100.0 or above cannot stay in school and parents will be notified to pick them up.
  • Has been vomiting (keep home for 24 hours after vomiting)
  • Has had diarrhea
  • Undiagnosed or unknown rash (until cleared by a physician)
  • Red painful eye with thick drainage (until cleared by a physician)
  • Untreated skin conditions such as Impetigo, Scabies, or similar
  • Live lice

Does My Child Have the Flu (Influenza)?

Influenza is serious!  Call your doctor at the first sign of flu symptoms. These symptoms may come on suddenly and may include:

  • High fever (over 100.4 degrees)
  • Chills
  • Headache, body aches, ear ache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat

For more information on influenza, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

How Can I Keep My Child Healthy?

  • Everyone should cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their sleeve.
  • Encourage frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and warm water.  Rub hands together with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Minimize time spent with others who are ill.
  • Keep frequently touched household surfaces clean (phones, cell phones, countertops, door knobs, keyboards, remotes, toys). On a regular basis clean these items with an antibacterial wipe.
  • Make sure your child gets sufficient sleep.
  • Encourage healthy eating by feeding your child whole grains, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk and yogurt.  For more tips on healthy eating visit:   https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/life-stages/children
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