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Prevention of illness is important!
Students need to stay home if they fall under one of the below guidelines
Influenza is currently widespread in the state of Minnesota.  http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/school/fluschools.pdf
Norovirus (aka stomach bug) is also widespread in certain areas of the state:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_OV_-pBeo


Guidelines for when your child is ill

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of fever-reducing medication.
or
If your child has vomited and/or diarrhea, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
or
Positive for strep, child needs to stay home until 12 hours after antibiotic treatment is started (also see fever guidelines)


If you are keeping your child home because of an illness, please call the school to report specific symptoms and/or diagnosis.  Please state if due to influenza-like illness: fever of 100 degrees or more, with a cough and/or sore throat



Make hand washing a healthy habit!