Communicable Disease

The control of communicable (catching) disease during the school year is a difficult problem and an important responsibility.

The first responsibility must fall upon the home because parents know the normal appearance of their children and should be the first to detect signs of illness.

Stay home when sick

The following rules will help control the spread of communicable disease, including coronavirus, in the community:

  • Your child should remain at home if exhibiting signs of illness.
  • When questioning illness, your family physician or other health care provider is the appropriate person to contact to determine whether or not your child should be in school.

 

Some signs of illness:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Severe Sore Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Draining Wound

 

All students with a fever need to remain at home until they are fever free without the aid of fever-reducing medications (i.e. Tylenol, ibuprofen, Motrin) for 24 hours.

Please make sure the school always has your current phone numbers so that we can easily contact you should your child become ill or injured. We suggest that you provide contact information for one or two family members, friends, or neighbors who we may call if we are unable to reach you. Phone number and emergency contact changes can be made via the Parent Portal or the front office.

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