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Illness & Attendance

Children need to feel well to learn.  While every cold, ache and cough shouldn’t keep your child home, sometimes being in school is not wise. A frequent cough can be exhausting for your child and a distraction to the class.

If your child is running a fever (100 degrees or above), has diarrhea, vomiting or an unexplained rash, they should not come to school that day.  Your child must be fever-free, without medication, for 24 hours before he/she returns to school.

Please remember that your child cannot be dismissed to anyone who is not listed on the emergency card.