When Should Your Child Stay Home?

Protecting your child's health and preventing the spread of illness is of utmost importance to us. Please keep your child at home if you notice any of the following things:

Contagious Diseases

Inform the school immediately if your child develops any of the following diseases:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Flu
  • German Measles
  • Hepatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Lice (nits)
  • Mumps
  • Pinkeye
  • Ringworm
  • Strep Throat
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Scabies
  • Scarlet Fever
  • 5th Disease

ELEVATED TEMPERATURE (fever)

Your child should be fever-free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHEA

Your child should be symptom free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

COLD OR SYMPTOMS OF UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION

Such as persistent cough, nasal discharge, sore throat and congestion.

SUSPICIOUS SKIN RASHES OR INFECTIONS

Measles, 5th disease, Impetigo, etc.

PINK EYE

An inflammation of the lining of the eye and lids in which the eyelids become red and swollen and there may be a watery or thick yellow discharge. Antibiotic ointment or drops are necessary from your physician. Exclusion from school is required until child has a note from the doctor or condition is clear.

CHICKEN POX

First symptoms appear 2-3 weeks after exposure to the disease; slight fever, headache, loss of appetite and a rash that appears as small reddish spots over nearly all the body. These spots become filled with fluid and after a few days dry up, turn dark and form scabs. Exclusion from school is at least 7 days from the first eruption and until all eruptions have scabs.

Whenever your child is ill and requires a doctor's care, please obtain a note from the doctor stating that the child is under a doctor's care and when they are able to return to school.

The school absentee number to call is (586) 723-6499.

If you should have any questions regarding your child and an illness, please do not hesitate to call the school.