When Your Child is Unwell
Please keep your child at home if he/she has:
- Signs of severe illness including fever, irritability or difficulty breathing.
- Diarrhea in the last 24 hours or stools that contain blood or mucous.
- Vomiting in the last 24 hours, unless a Medical Practitioner feels the cause of vomiting is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated. A child should have one or two meals without vomiting before returning to school. Your child may be sent home for school for vomiting one time.
- A temperature of 100.6 or 38 (must have temperature below 100.6 or 38 without taking a fever reducing medication for 24 hrs before returning to school).
- A suspected communicable disease, cold or flu symptoms with a severe runny nose or persistent cough.
- Questionable rash until a Medical Practitioner has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.
- Recommendation of a Medical Practitioner or school nurse.
If unwell, parents must inform the appropriate school office (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) that their child will be absent at the start of the school day.
In addition, if parents will be out of town and leave guardianship to another, please inform the appropriate school office and Health Clinic of the temporary guardianship details.
Any student who has been diagnosed with a communicable disease must inform the Health Clinic of the diagnosis when it is made and when returning to school present a Medical Practitioner’s letter to the clinic stating the student is no longer contagious and is fit to return to school BEFORE going to class.
Please immediately inform the Health Clinic of any changes to the ISB Health Form, such as change of address, phone number, medical conditions or emergency contact information.