Flu and cold season is upon us. As a review, please note that children who are ill must be kept home until they have recovered sufficiently to return to the regular routine of school. When a child is too sick to go outside to recess or participate in physical education, that child is too sick to be at school. A student is clear to return to school when:
- They have been fever free (without using medication to lower their temperature) for 24 hours prior to their return.
- They are able to participate comfortably in class activities without a cough or other symptoms becoming a disruption to themselves or others.
- They must be free of gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours.
- If they have a skin rash, they must be seen by their health care provider and provide written clearance prior to returning to school.