Health Guidelines

The following guidelines have been prepared to assist you in decisions relating to your child’s health and school attendance.  If your child is not feeling well and you are unsure about sending him/her to school, it is best to keep him home and observe him for further symptoms.  If your child is too ill to attend school in the morning it is recommended that he/she stay home and rest all day.
To report your child absent, please call the attendance line between 7:45 and 8:30 am. The telephone numbers are listed below.  Please clearly state the nature of the illness.  If we do not hear from you, we will make reasonable efforts to call and verify the absence.

Student needs to remain at home if he/she has an excessive runny nose, excessive coughing, an elevated temperature (100 degrees or above), or is too uncomfortable to function in school.

INFLUENZA (Respiratory)
Students need to remain at home if he/she has a fever,   body aches, headache, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Flu viruses spread in respiratory droplets caused by coughing or sneezing. Good hygiene is extremely important to decrease the spread of illness.  Touching the virus-infected area and then touching ones eyes, nose or mouth can infect a person.

If a student has diarrhea 2 times in a day, he/she needs to stay home until the diarrhea subsides and no other signs of illness exist.

Students need to remain home if nausea, vomiting, cramping or diarrhea are present. All body fluids are considered possibly contagious. Please keep your child home until eating, drinking and bathroom habits return to normal.

Watery eyes or inflammation require assessment to rule out conjunctivitis (pink eye) or possible eye injury. Students should be on eye drops 24 hours before returning to school.    Pink eye is very contagious.

Please contact the nurse when a child has a serious illness or injury. Please provide written information from your physician as to your child’s level of activity at school.  Modifications can then be arranged to help make your child’s day easier to manage at school.

Please contact the nurse if your child has head lice.
The student should remain at home with any undiagnosed skin rash or present a doctor’s note stating the rash is non-contagious.

Please report confirmed cases of strep throat to school. Students should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school if there is a positive throat culture. If your child has a fever or is not feeling well please continue to keep them home.

Student needs to be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Children with temperatures 100 degrees and above will be sent home.

 School Office
 Nurses’ Office
Sunset Ridge School
Sunset Ridge Attendance
Middlefork School847-881-9500847-881-9503
Middlefork Attendance847-881-9500 (prompt 6)

Last Modified on July 25, 2013