Sick Day Guidelines


The following guidelines are used to determine dismissals and may be helpful for parents to determine appropriate attendance. Keep your child home from school if he or she:

  • has been vomiting during the night
  • has a cold with sneezing or coughing and a persistent runny nose
  • has diarrhea
  • has an oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • has a severe sore throat
  • does not eat breakfast because of a stomach ache
  • has pink bloodshot eyes with yellow or green drainage
  • has significant abdominal or chest pain
  • has a head or eye injury that is causing significant impairment
  • has just begun antibiotics for a contagious condition, such as strep throat
    • student must be taking the medication for 24 hours before returning to school
  • has untreated lice or nits
    • the school nurse will periodically check the student's hair during the weeks required to eradicate the head lice

* This is a guideline and is not all-inclusive.  The nurse reserves the right to dismiss students who, in her professional opinion are contagious or are too ill to be in school.