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Guide on When to Stay Home *Sick* - From Nurse Reyna

Dear Hiawatha Families:

I wanted to send out a reminder about when to keep your student home from school. This is extremely important to protect other students, our staff, and all of our Hiawatha families.

As members of  the Hiawatha community, we are all responsible for the health and safety of our students. Please reference the following list of symptoms that will help determine whether your child needs to be kept home from school:

  • Fever, over 100 degrees, currently or within previous 24 hours
  • Diarrhea or vomiting, currently or within previous 24 hours
  • Persistent sore throat with fever or enlarged tonsils/glands
  • Undetermined rash
  • Red, itchy eyes with drainage

Please do not send your child back to school until they have been symptom-free of the list above for at least 24 hours. Adhering to these guidelines will help to keep all of our students and staff members healthy throughout the school year.

Children learn their best when they are well rested, feel well, and have eaten a healthy meal.

Children who have a fever, symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea, acute viral symptoms or severe persistent cough will be sent home to rest and receive care by their families.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns about your student’s health.


Thank you,

Reyna Maher, BSN, RN

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