Procedure for Students Sent Home Because of Illness

Students are sent home by the nurse, medical clerk, principal, or assistant principal.

  1. When students become ill they must report to the nurse or office for decision of home dismissal.
  2. Students are not permitted to call parent/guardian from their cell phone or from other locations (other than the nurse's office) if they are ill.
  3. When students become ill or injured they are not permitted to walk home.
  4. Students must sign out in the attendance office.

Because it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to decide when not to send a child to school due to illness, Dr. Heather Hart, the Medical Director for the School District, has suggested the following guidelines for parents:

  1. Nausea: If your child wakes up on the morning of a school day complaining of stomach upset, feeling like he/she may vomit, and does not want to eat breakfast, strongly consider keeping your child home from school this day. If after one or two hours, your child is feeling better, you could have him/her attend school later that day.
  2. Vomiting: If your child has been vomiting during the previous night or the morning of school, keep him/her home from school that day.
  3. Fever: If your child has a fever the morning of school, do not send him/her to school that day. (Fever is regarded as an elevated temperature one degree above their baseline temperature; typically this would be a temperature greater than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit.)
  4. Upon arrival of the parent/guardian to the main office, the student is required to sign out in the Student Services office.