School Attendance Recommendations
We understand that children don't always want to stay home, but in an effort to reduce the spread of germs and infections, the following recommendations are being made to parents and guardians of school children. Students should be kept from home if experiencing ANY of the following symptoms and remain out of school until the symptoms have stopped for twenty-four (24) hours:
Signs and Symptoms:
A student who is seen by a physician and started antibiotics for a bacterial infection should stay out of school for twenty-four(24) hours after treatment has begun.
All incidences of communicable diseases such as chicken pox, head lice, flu, impetigo, strep throat, fifths disease, herpes simplex, and scarlet fever should be reported to the School Nurse immediately. The student's return to school will be discussed and planned at that time.
CDC recommends a yearly seasonal flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the seasonal influenza! Take everyday precautions! Wash hands with soap and warm water often, limit contact with sick people and cover coughs and sneezes is the best-proven way to prevent the spread of germs and infections. This practice should be enforced at home as well as at school.