Should My Child Go to School Today?
Staley Middle School considers the health and well-being of our students and staff a priority. Please be courteous of your child's classmates and teachers and do not send your sick child to school.
Your child should not attend school for the following:
Temperature of 100 degrees or above: Temperature must be below 100.0 for a minimum of 24 hours without the need to take fever reducing medications before returning to school. If your child is sent home from school with fever-they cannot return to school the next day.
Wheezing: Your child should see a doctor if the wheezing is NEW and your child has never been diagnosed with asthma or if the wheezing is not new, but getting worse. If your child is requiring breathing treatments more than every 4-6 hours, they should not be coming to school.
Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms: Children with bad coughs need to stay home and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu, Coronavirus or pneumonia. But when the cough improves and the child is feeling better, then it's back to school.
Diarrhea or Vomiting: Your child needs to stay home if they've had three or more episodes of diarrhea in 24 hours. If they've vomited 2 or more times in 24 hours, they also need to stay home. Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode (without medicine). Your child should be able to tolerate at least 2 meals without vomiting before returning to school.
Sore Throat: A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Keep your child home from school and contact a doctor. Your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. He or she can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins. Don't forget to throw out their toothbrush and replace 24-48 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun!
Earache: If you child has ear pain, they will need to be seen by a physician.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): If your child wakes up with a pink/red eye, matting/crusting of the eyelashes, yellow/green discharge or if they are complaining it hurts- DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. Pink eye is highly contagious. They will need to be seen by a physician. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case. They can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins.
Rash: Children with a skin rash should see a doctor and can return to school if the physician has determined the rash is not caused by an infectious disease.
Stomachaches: If your child has been evaluated by a physician and other conditions have been ruled out- then your child might have stress related stomach pain. When kids feel stressed or worried, they may feel stomach ache. Stomach aches that appear to have no apparent cause may be due to stress, especially if the pain is recurrent. But all the child knows is that their stomach hurts. When this happens, gently ask the child if they’re worried about something and talk about it.
Please email data clerk for all absence notifications.