Too Sick for School?

If your child has any of the following symptons, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements:

Fever over 100.4°

Your child must be fever free (less than 100°) for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen), before they can return to school.

Stomach Ache, Vomiting, Diarrhea

If your child has vomiting (two or more times in a 24 hour period) and/or diarrhea (three or more watery stools in 24 hour period), they should be kept home until their symptoms have resolved for approximately 24 hours. They should be able to keep down food and liquids.

Cold Symptoms, Cough, Sore Throat

If your child displays cold-like symptoms without fever, they may attend school. However, if their cold symptoms cause significant discomfort which prevents them from participating in school work and/or activities, they should stay home. If your child has symptoms of a persistent cough, or thick, yellow or green nasal discharge- lasting longer than 5 days, you may want to consult with his/her physician for possible treatment. If your child has been diagnosed with Strep Throat, they may return to school after being on antibiotics for 24 hours. This will insure that their infection will not be contagious to others.

Red Eyes

If the white part of the eye appears red and produces a yellow or green crusty discharge with matted (stuck together) lashes, your child may have conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, or "Pink Eye", is a contagious infection. It requires treatment by a doctor. Your child may return to school after 24 hours of prescribed treatment.

Head Lice (or Nits)

It is strongly recommended and requested that you confer with your personal medical provider regarding treatment. You may consult with your provider or pharmacist for a lice shampoo. You must keep your child out of school until he/she has been treated and all live lice have been removed.

We realize that any of our Ohlone parents work outside the home and it is sometimes difficult to keep your child at home when they are sick. However, keeping your child home when they are sick makes a huge difference in preventing the spread of illnesses throughout the classroom and school community. If you are called to pick up your child because of illness, he/she must be picked up. Please be sure that we have up-to-date emergency contact information, so that we have someone to contact if we are unable to reach you.

Thank you in advance for helping us all stay healthy!