So, your student wakes up in the morning not feeling so hot. How do you decide if they need to take a sick day? Here's what you need to know.
Sick Child Policy
If your child becomes ill or injured at school, you will be contacted and will be expected to make arrangements for transportation home or to a medical facility. In the event that you cannot be reached, the school may call an ambulance at your expense. Also, in the event of an emergency, the school nurse may call an ambulance before notifying parents/guardians if the nurse feels this action is appropriate.
Do not send your child to school if they are ill.
The school will not provide diagnostic services, nor will they allow your child to spend the day in the sick bay. If your child stays home due to any illness, please make the school office/nurse aware of the reason for absence.
Your child should not attend school if they have:
- Had a fever greater than 99.5 in the last 24 hours
- Tested positive for COVID-19
- Vomiting/Diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Flu-like symptoms
- Body rash accompanied by itching
- Head Lice
If students become ill or injured during the school day, they must report to the nurse or delegate for evaluation. Students are not permitted to call home from cell phones for parents to pick them up.