~~For a healthy new school year, please keep your child home when he/she has:~~
How long to stay at home
Six (6) days after appearance of rash
While signs of infection are present
24 Hours after the start of antibiotics child's temperature should be normal
Do NOT send children to school with fever, they should be without fever for 24 hours
24 Hours after occurance
Child MUST be lice free and checked by designated staff
Child MUST stay home until seen by doctor, they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school
MUST stay home until signs of infection are gone; they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school
Students with undocumented rashes will be sent home; they will NEED to have a doctor's note to return to school
Although colds are not a reason to be kept at home, please try to be considerate of your child and other children in his/her class. Children who cannot pick their heads up should NOT be in school. Children coughing continuously should also not be in school.
Avoiding Common Viruses at School
Back to school season coincides with an increase in the viruses that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing problems. These include the norovirus (the "stomach flu"), influenza and enterovirus. Simple actions can help stop viruses from spreading at school:
- WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY WITH SOAP AND WATER for 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing the "Alphabet song")
- Wash hands when you ARRIVE at school
- Wash hands BEFORE eating or touching food
- Wash hands AFTER using the bathroom
- Wash hands after coughing, sneezing and/or coming in from outdoors
Staff will make sure that soap and paper towels are always available. Alcohol-based hand "sanitizer" are NOT as effective against viruses as soap and water.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, NOT with your hands.
Most of all, if you are sick, STAY HOME so that you do not get other people sick. Children with fever, vomiting or diarrhea should stay home until the symptoms are gone or until a doctor says it is okay to return.
Get vaccinated against the flu.
- ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
- NEW STUDENTS TO NYC DOE SCHOOLS
- TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM OTHER NYC SCHOOLS
MUST SEND IN PHYSICAL EXAM FORMS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.