Flu season is upon us!
When to keep your student at home
APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR - unusually tired, pale, no appetite, hard to wake, or confused.
EYES - if there is drainage, vision change, and/or redness of the eyelid, itching, pain, or sensitivity to light - this may be a sign of "pink eye" (conjunctivitis) and the student should be checked by a health care provider.
FEVER - temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Students need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
BAD COLD AND/OR COUGH - students need to be able to cover their cough to be a school. If a cough or cold persists for more than 2 weeks, the student may need to be seen by a health care provider.
DIARRHEA - 2 or more watery stools in 24 hours. Student should stay home for 24 hours after the last time they have diarrhea.
VOMITING - vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours. Student should stay home for 24 hours after the last time they vomited.
RASH - bothersome body rash, especially with fever or itching. Some rashes may spread to others and should by checked by a health care provider.
INJURY/SURGERY - if students are unable to concentrate due to pain or pain medication, they should stay home. Please have your health care provider contact the school nurse to help your child safely return to school. Letting the school nurse know in advance of any planned surgery will be helpful.
KEEPING ILL STUDENTS AT HOME, ENCOURAGING FREQUENT HAND WASHING, AND COVERING COUGHS PROTECTS EVERYONE, INCLUDING THOSE WITH FRAGILE IMMUNE SYSTEMS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP KIDS SAFE AND HEALTHY.