Sick Student Guidelines

Guidelines for keeping your student home

feel better
* Children should be kept home from school if they have a temperature higher than 100 degrees F. The school will call you to pick up your child if they have a temperature over 100 degrees while at school. Students should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours, regardless of how they are feeling.
 * If your child appears ill before school starts please keep him/her home. If they feel better after resting for a few hours and are fever free, you may bring them to school to finish the remainder of the school day.
 * All children who are experiencing the following symptoms should not come to school:
      Deep cough
            Suspicious of having a communicable disease (such as pink eye or strep throat)
 * Any skin rash must be evaluated by a physician and treatment received before the child returns to school. If a child comes to school and school staff notes a skin rash, they will contact the parent and request that the child be picked up and evaluated by a health care provider. This is done because many of the common contagious childhood diseases may first be seen as a rash. Many times the treatment is simple and the child can return to school shortly after treatment has begun. Our goal is to keep the school environment safe for all students and staff members.
 * Children who become ill during the school day will be sent to the main office for evaluation. If staff determine that your child cannot return to class they will call you and ask you to pick them up.
Please make sure the office has updated phone numbers (cell, home and work) for
you and emergency contacts. The office cannot release children to anyone who is
not a parent/guardian or is not one of the emergency contacts.
Please contact me if you have any questions,
Christina Wilkinson, RN
Central Union High School District