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Illness & Attendance

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Children learn best when they are alert, fit, happy and well.

 
If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the absentee line in the morning. Please state the child’s illness when reporting them absent.
 
Please keep all sick children home, especially if they have been vomiting, having diarrhea or have had a fever.  A child with vomiting or diarrhea should be kept home until the child has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours and the child is able to keep down food and liquid.
Consult your healthcare provider if fever and pain persist or your child has poor oral intake and appears dehydrated.  Your child should also be kept home with a fever until they have not had a fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
 
Please notify the school nurse if your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as strep throat, chicken pox, pink eye, or the flu.  For strep throat and pink eye, your child needs to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
A student with a fracture, splint, stitches, glue, steri-strips or cast is not allowed outside for recess without MD note for fresh air only and is not allowed to participate in PE class or sports without MD note.  When your child is able to resume normal activity, a note from your MD is required.