Fever or vomiting - If your child is sick, s/he should stay home, and if they have a fever or have vomited, it must be 24 hours after the fever or vomiting has ended that they can return to school. Your child cannot remain at school if they have a fever or vomiting.
Conjunctivitis ("Pink eye") - This usually presents as itchy red eyes with discharge and is very contagious. Students must be put on antibiotic eyedrops before returning to school.
Strep throat - Symptoms include sore throat that can start very quickly, pain when swallowing, fever, red & swollen tonsils sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus, petechiae on the soft or hard palate (tiny, red spots on the roof of mouth). The tiny spots are not a telltale sign of strep, so if you suspect it, take your child to the doctor to get tested. If diagnosed with strep, a student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to make sure they are no longer contagious.
Covid-19 - If your child tests positive for Covid, they must stay home for 5 days from the beginning of symptoms, then may return while masked for 5 days. More resources can be found in the right side panel.