Students are expected to be free of fever (temperature less than 100° F) and free of communicable diseases in order to attend school. Parents/Guardians are required to pick up their child as soon as possible if they develop a fever (temperature greater than 99.9° F) at school. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to keep their students home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without anti-fever medication. This helps minimize the spread of potentially contagious illnesses at school and encourages adequate rest and recuperation before students return to school.
If students are sent home with fever and return to school the next day, they may remain at school as long as they are free of fever and symptoms of illness. If students are sent home with fever and return to school the following day but develop fever and/or symptoms of illness during the day, students are to be excluded from attendance for the remainder of that day and the following day, and must be fever free for 24 hours without anti-fever medication prior to returning to school. Anti-fever medication cannot be given to students to keep them in school.