Well Child Guidelines

Please use the guide below to help make decisions about the appropriateness of bringing your child to school.

 

Vomiting

When a child vomits at school he or she must go home. The only exception is if there is an obvious and immediate reason, such as gagging on a bite of food. A child must remain out of school for 24 hours after the last vomiting episode.

 

Diarrhea

More than 3 watery stools, not simply loose stools, in a single day is considered infectious OR if a child has a single episode where the diarrhea can not be contained by their diaper. A child must stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea.

 

Conjunctivitis

If your child is diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis, he or she may return with a doctor’s note. If the diagnosis is bacterial conjunctivitis, they must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning.

 

Fever

Your child needs to be fever free, without the aid of medication, for 24 hours to be considered free of infection. A fever is defined as a temperature over 101 degrees. A child must remain out of school until fever free, without the aid of medication, for at least 24 hours.

 

Ear Infection

This is not considered infectious, but the cold that can lead to it is. Please go by these symptoms.

 

Antibiotics

Your child is no longer contagious after being on antibiotics and fever free for 24 hours.

 

Colds, Sore Throat

Unless accompanied by fever or other symptoms, your child is considered safe to attend. Please simply judge how your child feels.  Two aspects to consider when making the decision:

 

Coughing

If the cough is persistent to such a degree that a child is unable to participate in both indoor and outdoor activities, he or she must stay home.

 

Lethargy

If your child is symptom free, yet unable to participate in either indoor or outdoor activities he or she must go home.