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When to Keep your Child Home

In order to provide the healthiest school environment possible, please do not send your child to school when symptoms of illness are present. Children must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If a child is being treated for a contagious illness or condition such as strep throat or impetigo, they must complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school.

Reasons for Dismissal

  • Covid symptoms (see NPS COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols)
  • Temperature over 100 degrees (oral temperature)
  • Cough with fever
  • Suspected infection of eye, ears, nose, throat, skin, scalp (unless under physician’s care for 24 hours)
  • Severe headache or abdominal pain
  • Suspected communicable disease and/or rash of unknown origin
  • Suspected fracture or any severe or disabling injury
  • Questionable need for sutures
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Head injury requiring a physician evaluation
  • Mental health crisis
  • Immunization delinquencies without exemption documentation