Monday, October 31, 2011

What to do when your child is sick...

What to do when your child is sick…
Guidelines from the Parent Handbook
Keep your child at home if he or she is sick. As a guideline, children should be kept home for the following reasons:
 Above-normal temperature (100°F or above).
 Active cold with these symptoms: yellow mucus, fever,
diarrhea, and/or nausea.
 Rash of unknown origin.
 Discharge from eyes or ears.
 If your child is not well enough to go outside.
 Head lice.
Your child should be free of any symptoms of an illness such as fever, diarrhea, rash or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school. Please call the school between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM to let the office know your child will be absent. The school also needs to know if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious disease or head lice so that other families can be warned.