The health and safety of our
students is extremely important to the Snoqualmie Valley
School District. The health status of a student bears a direct
relation to the child's ability to profit from educational experiences. Preventing the spread of illness
within the school setting is our best tool to keep the students healthy. In order to accomplish this, we need the help
and cooperation of parents. If there is
any question about the health status of your child, please make arrangements to
keep him/her at home. This preventive
step benefits your child and his or her classmates.
Common symptoms for which a child should remain at home are:
FEVER: A child, who has had a fever of 100 degrees
F. or over, should stay home for at least 24 hours after fever has passed
without the use of fever-reducing medications.
VOMITING: Students who have vomited should remain home
for at least 12-24 hours from the last episode and have been hungry for and
kept down 2 normal meals.
DIARRHEA: Students who have loose/liquid stool should
remain home until normal bowel patterns return.
SECRETIONS: Children with significant runny noses and/or
profuse cough need to remain home until the secretions have diminished to a
GENERAL ACHES/PAINS: If your child has any physical discomforts
(i.e.: stomach ache, headache, sore throat, etc.), carefully assess your
child. Your child should stay home if
they have any of the above accompanying symptoms or are too uncomfortable to be
able to concentrate in class.
This is a brief sampling of
common reasons children should be kept home.
There are many more contagious conditions which would merit
exclusion. If your child is diagnosed by a licensed health care provider with a contagious condition
and has been at school, please notify your school nurse for tracking purposes and taking any
needed action. Our first concern is for the well
being of each child. If there are
concerns regarding your child's health status please contact your school
nurse. Thank you for supporting our
efforts to keep all our children healthy!
Our first concern is for the well being of each child. If there
are concerns regarding your child's health status please contact your school
nurse. Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all our children healthy!