Healthy and Safety Information
Many common childhood illness have similar symptoms and may require a doctor's visit for a diagnosis. Below are fact sheets for some of these common illnesses. Please inform the school when your child has a contagious illness. Health bulletins regarding contagious illnesses will be communicated via the Procare Parent Engagement App.
When to Keep a Child Home
- Fever: When a child has a temperature, they must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
- Cough: When a child is coughing, they may be spreading contagions. They should remain at home until the cough is under control.
- Diarrhea: A child must stay home if they have two loose or watery stools, even if there are no other signs of illness. The child should have no loose stools for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- Vomiting: The child should have no vomiting episodes for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- Rash: Children should stay home until the rash subsides or until a healthcare provider has determined it is not infectious. A written note from the physician is required to return to school.
- Strep throat: Children must be excluded and be on an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Malaise: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify and prevents a child from functioning in a school setting.
- Certain communicable diseases: Children diagnosed with certain communicable diseases may need to be excluded for a certain period of time.