+ Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
+ Mild sore throat (no fever, no exposure to strep throat
A Cold or Flu
A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever has been lower than 100.4 degrees for 24 hours. Usually, antibiotics are not given for simple colds and flu.
Strep throat or ear infections
Strep throat or ear infections may require antibiotics. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school
Observation of your Student
A child may awaken with unclear complaints, which could be a cold or flu, it is wise to observe him or her at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring him/her to school. Many of you do this already and we greatly appreciate it!!!!
A child should be physically able to participate in all school activites when returning to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help reduce the spread of colds and flu in the classroom. It is a VERY long day for a child who is sent to school sick.