When to Keep Your Child Home from School

Since returning from break I have seen an increase in illnesses, especially Influenza and Strep throat. If your child is not feeling well and you are unsure if they should attend school, please follow these general guidelines to help make the decision. Your child's well being, and the possibility of infecting classmates should also contribute to making the decision to keep your child home.
As general guidelines, keep home if:
  •  If they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher (they cannot return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducer such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen). This is a school policy.
  • Appears ill, and not well enough to participate in class
  • You think they may be contagious to others
If your child has been ill but is feeling better, yet has still awakened with a minor problem, such as a runny nose or slight headache, you can send them to school if none of the three circumstances listed above are present. If you are still unsure what to do, please consult with your physician for further guidance.
One last thing.....
Remember to report your child's absence to Mrs. Lentino before 8 am.
Mrs. Wegener