Can My Student Attend School Today


Independent Home Health Screening - Use this guidance to determine if you should send your child to school: At Home Covid 19 At Home Screening and Symptom Checker for Staff and Students  ?   We encourage all of you to keep your child home from school if they are exhibiting a COVID like symptoms.

This link directs you to DCSD's Road to Return page in regards to health and safety mitigation measures. Keep encouraging your children to use their "Super Powers" and hopefully we will be able to make it to January without needing to quarantine.

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

A student should be sent home if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Undiagnosed skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher

Other conditions that are indicators of illness and are considered when determining illness:

  • Decreased activity – droopy, tired appearance
  • Irritable behavior
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough
  • Eye drainage (excessive drainage and significant discomfort)

When can a child return to school?

After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • Infected skin eruptions
  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics
    • Exception: If being treated for Pertussis, student must be on antibiotics for 5 days before returning to school

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the absence of other symptoms of illness

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea when accompanied by other symptoms of illness

Source: Health Guidelines Manual
Revised 01/2019

Staying Home When You Are Sick (video)