It’s hard sometimes to decide whether to send your child to school when he or she doesn’t feel well. It is very seldom a convenient situation when your child is sick. Often, you have to consider work schedules, childcare arrangements, transportation and other family matters in that decision, and of course, you want what is best for your child’s health.
We feel very strongly at Lacordaire Academy that good attendance is extremely important to your child’s success at school! They must be here to learn. There are also important health reasons for keeping your child home from school, so here are some important guidelines to consider when you hear those words, “I feel sick; I don’t want to go to school today.”
Children who have the following symptoms should stay home and not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for at least 24 hours without the help of medication, or until your doctor sends a note that states the condition is not contagious and it is OK for your child to come back to school.
If a child is diagnosed with strep throat or pinkeye, he/she must be on antibiotics a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. A letter of medical clearance from a physician is required before returning to school.
Kids who are truly sick will heal better and faster when they have proper rest at home, with lots of fluid for hydration and healthy nutrition. Your school nurse is available for assistance during school hours if you have questions at 973-744-1156 ext.18.