Children with colds, coughs, flu symptoms or temperature elevations of greater than or equal to 100F should be kept home until symptoms subside. This means waiting until the child is not infectious and has been fever free and/or diarrhea or vomiting free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication to reduce a fever. It is certainly unfair to children and staff who are well if children are sent to school in an infectious state. Sick children are uncomfortable at school and unable to utilize the teaching materials. If in doubt, please keep your child home an extra day! If your child is not well enough to participate in outdoor recess, he/she is not well enough to be at school. Working parents need to have an alternative solution, as we are not equipped to care for sick children except in an emergency.
If your child needs to take any medicine while at school, please have an adult hand deliver the medication in its original container to our school nurse. We can only administer medicine accompanied by a prescription or written permission from a doctor. This includes over-the-counter medicines as well as homeopathic remedies, alternative medicines and supplements.
State regulations require that every child have a medical form on file in order to attend school. All children must be fully immunized.