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Antrim Elementary School February 3, 2023
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Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home
School attendance is important, however, your child may need to stay home because he/she is too sick to be comfortable to learn at school, and/or they may spread a contagious illness to the other students. Students should come to school able to participate in all school activities, and should not be tired and listless. Below are some guidelines as to when to keep your child home from school.
Children with a new cough or severe cold symptoms such as sneezing, congestion and/or thick or constant nasal drainage should stay home. Minor cold symptoms such as mild stuffiness and clear nasal discharge are OK to be in school as long as your child feels well enough to participate.
Children with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher must stay home from school. Your child may return to school after he/she is fever free for a minimum of 24 hours - without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Fever (temperature of 100 degrees or higher) is a normal response by the body to fight off an infection. It is also an indication that your child could be contagious. Often, temperatures are lower in the morning and rise during the day. Giving your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen will reduce the temperature but will not prevent him/her from passing the illness to their classmates.
Your child should stay home from school if any of these illnesses has occurred within the last 24 hours.
Returning Students to School: “The 24 Hour Rule/Guideline”
Students may return to school after 24 hours on antibiotics, when their temperature has been less 100 degrees for 24 hours, and/or no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours. It is important that the school knows how to reach parents or a designated emergency contact person during the day, particularly if a child has been sick.
Calling the school when your child is home sick.
Please remember to call your child’s school whenever your child will be absent. Messages may be left anytime during non-school hours or sign into Pick Up Patrol. Please give the actual reason for the absence such as fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, so that we may keep track of “what’s going around”. Sick children will be sent home from school. The School Nurse may require a note from your Healthcare Provider before returning to school. Also, please note that children who are sick and stay home from school are not allowed to attend any school functions on that day.
Library Learning Commons News
Our 3rd and 4th-grade students have been honing their typing skills through our district-funded keyboarding without tears program. Learning to type can be challenging, but it allows all of us a chance to show one of our Eagle Core Values. GRIT!
The library tends to be a place where students can work on a variety of skills. Team building and appreciating differences tends to be one of the skills we work on the most. It is important for everyone to learn about our differences and what makes us unique. Building towers, playing games, "winning" and "losing" are all skills we practice while building a team.