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Ed-Co Illness Policy


IMPORTANT: Please report your child's illness to the school office

Please review the following guidelines about student illnesses:

  • Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent or tardy for any reason.

  • If the absence is due to an illness, please let us know your child’s symptoms (i.e. nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, rash, body aches, etc.).

  • If your child sees their healthcare provider for the illness, please let us know the outcome of that visit and if your child was diagnosed with a contagious disease. This will help us track illnesses, identify outbreaks, and allow us to notify the health department if a reportable communicable disease is identified.

  • If your child is ill and has a fever (100 or higher), they should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications.

  • If your child is vomiting or having diarrhea (2 or more loose stools) they should not return until they have not vomited/had diarrhea for 24 hours.

  • If your child is being treated for a contagious bacterial infection (i.e strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, etc), they should not return to school until 24 hours after antibiotics are started and until they are fever-free for 24 consecutive hours without the aid fever-reducing medications.

The school nurse or office personnel will evaluate students who become ill at school. If it is determined that the child is too sick to remain in school, a parent/guardian will be called and asked to come and pick the child up. If a child is sent home ill, the above policy for keeping them out of school will be followed. If your child is brought back to school and this policy is not followed, you will be contacted to pick up your child.

If there is a question, about whether a student should continue to attend class due to an infectious/communicable disease, the student shall not attend class or participate in school activities without their personal physicians approval. 

Adhering to these guidelines that will help keep our school healthy and decrease the risks of spreading contagious diseases. Please contact the School Nurse with any questions. 

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