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When to Stay Home

When to Keep Your Child Home From School

In the school environment, students have increased physical contact with each other. Germs can spread rapidly under these conditions. These guidelines are offered in order to protect all students and to prevent the spread of illness.

Parents are asked to keep students home that have the following conditions:
  • Harsh, frequent cough, especially if the cough is producing mucous.
  • Fever of 100 degrees or above
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Yellow or green drainage from the nose
  • Rash that appears to be spreading
  • Weeping or crusty lesions on the face or body
  • Head lice
  • Red eyes with itching and drainage
  • Sore throat accompanies by fever
 
These conditions are symptoms of contagious diseases. Working together, we can keep other students and staff from getting sick.

Other guidelines to remember with regard to your child's health status are:
  • Open sores or injuries should be covered to prevent secondary infection during the school day.
  • If your child becomes injured and is unable to participate in school regularly scheduled physical activities such as recess and PE, a Doctor's note is required to alter his daily activity.
  • If your child will require special accommodations such as a wheel chair or other medical assistance device, please contact your child's school to schedule an appointment with the District Nurse so we can create an individual plan for your child.
  • Finally, remember that all students with conditions that may require emergency assistance during the school day will need specific orders from their physician before attending school.
 
Working together, we can keep other students and staff from getting sick. Your child will recover more quickly with rest and proper care at home.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, the building principal, or the Cheney School District Nurse.