Because We Care - Illness Policy

Because we Care - Illness Policy


It is sometimes hard to know if a child is too sick to attend school. Children with the following should stay home:

  • Fevers of 100 degrees or higher
  • Vomiting or diarrhea due to illness
  • Bringing a child to school with any of these symptoms puts others at risk of getting sick. Students with fever should not return to school until the fever has been gone for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication.  Some of the decision to send your child to school, or not, depends on your child’s energy level and ability to participate in school.

Students with mild congestion, sore throat, or cough – without fever – can usually attend school.