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Guidelines for keeping your child home from school

Parents often wonder whether their child should stay home or attend school when they have symptoms of a mild illness. The following guidelines are intended to help with this decision.

Please call the school attendance line each day your child is absent due to illness.

School attendance lines = 651-621-

Bel Air: 6301
Island Lake: 7001
Pinewood: 7501
Sunnyside: 7601
Turtle Lake: 7701
Valentine Hills: 7801
Chippewa: 6401
Edgewood: 6601
Highview: 6701
Irondale: 6801
Mounds View: 7101

Please keep your child home from school in the event of:


Fever
  • Fever of 100 degrees or more:
Until 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal and remains normal without fever reducing medication (Tylenol or Advil, for example)

  • Vomiting or diarrhea:
Until 24 hours after the last episode

  • New, undiagnosed rash, skin sores or blisters:
Until diagnosed by the health care provider and no longer infectious to others

  • Purulent (green or yellow) eye drainage or crusting:
Until diagnosed by the health care provider and no longer infectious to others

  • Untreated head lice:
Until treated at home and checked by school health staff

For more complete information consult the following document: Is my child well enough to go to school?


Tips for keeping your child healthy

  • washing hands Encourage all family members to wash hands thoroughly and often, especially whensomeone is ill
  • Encourage adequate sleep
  • Encourage fresh fruits and vegetables with meals and snacks
  • Encourage daily physical activity
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