Sick Day Guidelines

The following guidelines are used to determine dismissals and may be helpful for parents to determine appropriate attendance.  Keep your child home from school if he or she:

  • has been vomiting during the night
  • has a cold with sneezing or coughing and a persistent runny nose
  • has a disruptive cough
  • has diarrhea
  • has an oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • has a severe sore throat
  • does not eat breakfast because of a stomach ache
  • has pink bloodshot eyes with yellow or green drainage
  • has a contagious condition, or suspected infection such as strep throat (student must be taking the antibiotic medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school)
  • has untreated lice or nits
  • has significant abdominal or chest pain
  • has a head or eye injury

This is a guideline and is not all-inclusive. The nurse reserves the right to dismiss students who, in her professional opinion, are contagious or are too ill to be in school.