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Student Illnesses

Dear Parent/Guardian,
There have been several reported cases of flu, strep throat and/or conjunctivitis (pink eye) in our school setting.  All are common infections for this school age population during the winter season. Please be mindful of the following protocols to keep our students as healthy and hearty as possible.
If your child should complain of a sore throat, develop a fever, have redness/inflammation/itching or discharge of his/her eye(s), a visit to your pediatrician is strongly suggested.
Please keep your child home from school if he/she:
  • Has a fever
  • Is vomiting
  • Has diarrhea
  • Has a rash
  • Has a sore throat
  • Or is just not feeling well
Your child may return to school if he/she:
  • Is fever free without the assistance of medication for 24 hours
  • Has not vomited for 24 hours
  • Has been on an antibiotic for 24 hours to combat strep throat
  • Eyes are free of discharge and are no longer red
  • Energy level is strong and sufficient for active participation in school instruction and activities
Your help in containing these infections is appreciated.
Karen DePol, CSN, R.N.
Hillside School