For the 23-24 School Year

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  • Other concerns - Should I send my child to school?

    Child chronic illness : YES. Most chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, and allergies can be managed at school.

    Bad weather : YES. The weather we typically experience in our region is not severe enough to require missing school.

    Rash : YES. However, please keep your child home if the rash is accompanied by a fever, behavioral changes, or discharge.

    Head lice : NO. If you find live lice on your child, we ask that you treat it before sending them to school. If you need help accessing treatment, please contact your schools' health office.

    Fever : NO. Your child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Medical appointment : NO. However, your child should only miss the time it takes to attend the appointment - not the entire school day. Please try your hardest to schedule needed medical appointments during non-school hours.

    Pink eye : NO. Please keep your child home for the first 24 hours following antibiotics.

    Strep throat : NO. Please keep your child home for the first 24 hours following antibiotics.

    Diarrhea : NO. If your child has frequent, watery stools, please keep them home from school that day.

    Vomiting : NO. If your child has 2+ episodes in the previous 24 hours, please keep them home from school that day.

    Chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, mumps : NO. Please keep your child home until you receive clearance from your pediatrician.

    If your child is going to miss school for any reason, please call your school as soon as possible.