Too sick for school? Here's how to tell...

Posted on 02/26/2020

We are still seeing cases of the flu in our area.  Nurse Miller would like to remind everyone that to help prevent the spread of this, and any other communicable illness, it is important that students do not come to school when there is a chance they can spread infection.

We ask that any child running a fever over 100 degrees be kept home.  They should remain at home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication such as acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (i.e. Motrin). 

Your child should also remain home when experiencing diarrhea or vomiting that occurs more than once, and should remain at home until symptom-free for at least 24 hours.

Missing school can mean missing valuable education, as well as extracurricular activities that students need and enjoy.  Take steps to keep your student healthy: encourage your student to drink plenty of water; focus on a healthy diet that includes fruit and vegetables; encourage frequent handwashing; and assure that your student gets plenty of sleep.  The importance of sleep and its role in overall good health cannot be stressed enough! Should your student become ill, encourage appropriate covering of the nose and mouth (with the arm - not the hand) when coughing and sneezing.