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When to Keep Your Child at Home

When to Keep Your Child at Home

Flagstaff Academy follows certain policies when determining whether a child is well enough to stay in school or needs to go home for the day. We ask parents to respect these policies, for the health of their child and the safety of all the students.

The three main reasons to keep a child at home include:

  • The child doesn't feel well enough to participate in normal activities.
  • The child needs more care than the teachers and staff can give, while still caring for other children.
  • The illness is listed below; staying home is recommended.
 
Children with the following symptoms/conditions SHOULD BE KEPT HOME:

Diarrhea: Students with diarrhea should stay home until there has been no occurrence of diarrhea for 24 hours.

Fever: Students running a fever of 100 degrees or above should stay home until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of medicine to reduce the fever.

"Flu-Like" symptoms: Fever of 100 degrees or higher, cough, sore throat, achiness, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea. Student should be symptom free for 24 hours before coming back to school.
 
Coughing: If the cough is severe, uncontrolled, accompanied by wheezing, and/or followed by vomiting.
 
Vomiting: A child should be vomit free for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
A full list of when to keep your child home is available for download on this page.
 
If you have any questions or need clarification, please call the health clerk, Renee Moen (303) 651-7900 ext 211 or email rmoen@flagstaffacademy.org