January 23, 2017
Dear St. Joseph Catholic School Families,
We saw a significant spike in the number of students out sick today. Quite a few families are reporting students at home with flu-like symptoms as well as a cough. In order to make sure that these symptoms are not spread to others, we ask that students stay at home until the challenges are resolved. Below you’ll find some information we sent home in the Cardinal Call earlier in the school-year about expectations regarding returning to school.
For those of you who are under-the-weather and for all of our students who weren’t able to be with us today because they're not well either, we wish you a speedy recovery!
Joe Manning, Principal
Reminder about student health, fever, and illness
With the cold and fever season here now, we want to be sure to pass along some reminders from our Parent & Student Handbook about student symptoms/diagnoses and when students should return to school.
Symptom/Diagnosis: Fever greater than 100.4˚ (orally)
Return when: Temperature below 100.4˚ (orally) for a minimum of 24 hours WITHOUT use of Tylenol® or other fever-reducing medications
Symptom/Diagnosis: Vomiting or diarrhea:
Return when: Symptom-free for 24 hours.
Symptom/Diagnosis; Strep throat
Return when: Must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. If no antibiotic given, call school before sending child back.
Symptom/Diagnosis: Cough, deep, barking, congested, or producing colored mucous.
Return when: Symptom-free or student must have been on antibiotics for 48 hours.
If you have any questions about whether your child should stay home or not, please contact the school office.