Please do not send your
child to school if they are ill.
Sometimes your child may
say they need to attend and the
only way for them to be
at school is to medicate them so that their fever, cough, or
diarrhea is "hidden" and they can make
it through the day.
These students are not comfortable in
school and they expose
their classmates and teachers to
Guidelines for keeping
students home from school:
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea within the past
- Severe persistent coughing or a severe cold.
- An oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
Their temperature should remain normal for 24
hours (without medication) before your child
returns to school.
- Undetermined skin rash.
- Red, watery, burning eyes with either white or
- All communicable disease conditions including
head lice, strep throat, chickenpox etc.
- If your child receives an antibiotic for a
communicable disease, they should take the
medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
This school year the
Geauga County Health Department
has requested that we
assist them in tracking communicable diseases in our county. When
you call the school to report your child absent, the school needs
- Why your child is absent.
- What are the symptoms. Be specific.
- nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, cough, fever,
muscle aches etc.
- Let the building know if your child was seen by a
physician. Please give the doctors' diagnosis. Was any
call in high school/middle
absences by 7:45 a.m.
Elementary absences should be
reported by 9 a.m.