do I know when to keep my child home due to illness?
A fever is an increase of body temperature above normal. A child
with a temperature of 101 degrees or higher may not attend school.
Minor cold symptoms (including a mild sore throat) are common
and usually don't interfere with school attendance. However, a
persistent, frequent cough, and/or constant nasal drainage may
affect your child's performance at school, and he/she may be more
comfortable at home. Students may use cough drops with a written
note from a parent.
If your child has a rash that is all over the body (especially
one that is either bright red, raised or itchy), or a rash in
one or more areas that is draining fluid, he/she should not attend
school. (Please contact your child's doctor.)
Your child needs to be free of vomiting and be able to retain
solid food before returning to school. A child who is having frequent
diarrhea stools should not attend school.
If your child has yellow or green eye drainage he/she should not
attend school. (Please contact your child's doctor.)
will be sent home from school if he/she displays any of the above
symptoms. (Please be certain that we have record of current emergency
contact information for your child.) If your child is ill at the
end of the school day, he/she will not be allowed on the bus,
and arrangements must be made to pick your child up at school.
the School District's School Nurse web-site at: http://www.dubuque.k12.ia.us/schoolnurse/index.htm