When a child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them home from school or not. With cold and flu season being in full-force, we are asking that parents be extremely diligent in determining whether or not your child needs to be at school. When deciding whether or not a child is too ill to attend school, please ask yourselves the following questions.

  • Is my child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does my child have a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Would I take a day off work if I had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

We have been noticing that many children who have been going home sick have had headaches that turn into nausea and sometimes vomiting. Some other symptoms to be on the lookout for are:

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Nausea/Vomiting
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Cough/Sore Throat

In order to return to school after being ill, students must be symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours.

In the event that a child becomes ill at school and needs to be picked up, the parent(s) will be called and arrangements must be made to have the child picked up within one hour (60 minutes).

We recognize the inconvenience of this all, but ask for parents to do their part in making our school safe, healthy, and germ free.

Cori  Richard

Cori Richard


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