Parents are frequently concerned about the decision of when to keep their children home, or send them to school. The following information is intended to help parents with this decision.
Please continue to heed the advice of healthcare experts from the Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19.
Students should stay home if they:
- Have a fever greater than 100 degrees
- Have red, inflamed or draining eyes.
- Have a Rash - This maybe the first symptom of many contagious childhood illnesses such as chicken pox or other viral diseases and they should remain home until doctor says it safe.
- Have Head Lice (please see our district website for more information).
If they are experiencing pain:
- Toothache - Contact dentist.
- Earache - Contact doctor without delay.
- Accidents and Injuries - If swelling or pain are present, the child should be seen by a doctor. (A nurse cannot diagnose a fracture or sprain.)
Guidelines for Student Return to School After Illness:
- Your child needs to be fever free x 24 hour without fever reducing medication.
- If your child was diagnosed with Strep Throat – fever free and on an antibiotic x 24 hours.
- If your child was diagnosed with pink eye – after starting antibiotic treatment.
Confused as to whether or not your child may return to school after they’ve been out for an illness? The district follows the guidelines from the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) as outlined in the information provided: - Return to School After Illness
If your child is ill, please call the school attendance to report the illness. If the parents/guardians have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Please see additional resources below.
NYS Dept of Health Fact Sheets