When to Stay Home

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Healthy students are better able to engage in classroom learning activities, which leads to overall success for all. To promote a healthy learning environment, please review the 834 district “guidelines for illness”. These guidelines support students who are not feeling well and to protect other classmates from becoming ill.   

Stay Home Guidelines for Illness:

Your student should stay home if he/she has:

  • Fever of 100° F within the last 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication (“Tylenol” or ibuprofen type medicines)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Mucus/sputum that is green or yellow and cannot be contained
  • Strep (may return to school 24 hours after start of antibiotic)
  • Chicken pox (may return when pox are crusted over)
  • An open wound that cannot be covered

Also, you are required to inform the health office if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with any highly contagious disease. The information will be kept confidential but important to prevent spreading more.

Contact the school nurse/health office if your child is diagnosed with:

  • Strep
  • Chicken pox or shingles
  • Fifth’s disease
  • Head lice, even after treatment
  • Influenza
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Impetigo
  • An open wound that cannot be covered