Student Illness Protocols

Posted: January 27, 2017

Elmbrook School District Parents,

It is that time of year again the dreaded cold and flu season! We are beginning to see some of this areas first confirmed cases of Influenza. We thought this may be a good time to remind families when to keep your children home when if they are ill. We have many students in our district struggling with chronic illnesses and are immune compromised, so a simply cold or the flu would be detrimental to their health.

Is My Child Sick? Should I Send My Child To School?

  • The best practice of care is to keep a child home for a minimum of 24 hours until after illness symptoms are gone
  • Always notify the school to report your child’s absence, along with symptoms you are seeing and/or practitioner confirmed diagnosis

When can my child return to school?

  • No fever (100° or more) for 24 hours without the use of medication
  • No vomiting for 24 hours
  • No watery stools for 24 hours
  • No rash and/or communicable disease unless written release to return to school is provided by a health care provider
  • On an antibiotic for at least 24 hours

Remember when your child visits your child's practitioner to get a note medically excusing their absence, along with a date when it is OK for them to return to school.

If you have any questions please contact your schools health room or nurse.