Message from Our School Nurse
It’s that time of year- the stomach bug is making it’s way around the preschool! Several students, families, and staff have reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and fatigue. Please remember to follow the Burlington Public School’s guidelines outlined below when deciding whether or not your child should attend school.
Red Light Symptoms: Children should not attend school. Fever (100 degrees or higher), diarrhea, vomiting, and sore throats (sore throats could be strep which is highly contagious). These are the big four to keep your child at home. Children need to free from these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school. Also, if a child is taking an antibiotic they need to be on it for a full 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has any type of flu symptoms, fever, chills, low energy, please keep them home from school.
Yellow Light Symptoms: Children could or could not attend school, please use your best judgment. If your child has cold symptoms and you feel they should go to the doctor, please keep them home from school. If your child has a runny nose that is green and thick and a hacking cough, they should stay home. If your child has a bad cold, has no energy and requires any type of medicine to get through the day, they should probably stay home: Remember children are not available to learn if they are not feeling well.
Green Light Symptoms: Children can attend school. Your child has allergies and has a clear runny nose or cough. Your child has been sick, but has been symptom free or on antibiotics for 24 hours.