What to Do If Your Child Is Sick
As of February 28, 2022 as detailed in the COVID update by Superintendent David Washburn, there are no longer any public health orders regarding COVID 19. Therefore, we will continue to encourage those who are sick to stay home. We will follow our standard illness protocol in each handbook:
When a child becomes too ill to participate in regular activities or shows symptoms of a contagious disease, parents will be contacted to take their child home. If the parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact person(s) will be called to take the child home. Any child experiencing the following symptoms will be sent home:
- Severely ill: A child that is lethargic or less responsive, has difficulty breathing, or has a rapidly spreading rash.
- Fever: A child with a temperature of 100°F or greater.
- Diarrhea: A child has two loose or watery stools.
- Abdominal pain: A child with abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours or intermittent pain associated with fever or other symptoms.
- Rash: The child with a rash AND has a fever or a change in behavior.
- Skin sores: A child with weeping sores on an exposed area that cannot be covered with a waterproof dressing.
Returning to school after an illness: Your child should remain at home until the contagious period of an illness has ended. This is for the health and safety of all the children. Your child may return if:
1. There have been no symptoms of illness for 24 hours (without the use of medication)
2. The child has been on prescribed medication, such as antibiotics, for at least 24 hours.
3. A physician’s statement is provided verifying that the student is no longer contagious.
We will still continue to recommend that those experiencing COVID symptoms go home and are tested for COVID, but it will no longer be required.
- Does your child have ANY of the following symptoms?
- Temperature of 100.4 or higher OR feels warm to the touch,
- New cough or change in cough for a child who often has a cough,
- Shortness of breath,
- Loss of taste or smell,
- Body aches,
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea,
- Severe headache,
- Extreme tiredness,
- Congestion/runny nose.