General Guidelines for School Attendance for Sick Children

The goal of North Middlesex Regional Schools is to strive for excellent attendance. There are times when your child may not be perfectly healthy, but is able to participate in normal school activities. We would encourage your child to attend on those days. If you feel it is questionable that your child will make it through a full day of school, please send a note in to the school nurse with numbers where you can be reached. Please keep your child home from school if they display any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more, and until the child has had a normal temperature for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Advil
  • Vomiting or diarrhea during the night or in the morning before school
  • Uncontrollable or infectious (congested) cough
  • Abdominal/stomach pain lasting more than 2 hours
  • Rash of unknown cause
  • Signs of infection of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin or scalp. For example: conjunctivitis or pink eye, open sores in mouth, untreated strep throat, impetigo or open weeping wounds, lice and/or presence of nits (eggs) or scabies.
  • If on antibiotics for less than 24 hours for infectious conditions such as strep throat, conjunctivitis or impetigo

Please remember to call the absent line at your child's school to report his/her illness. Please try to call the absent line @ 978-433-0119 early in the morning if your child will be out. If you have any questions concerning these guidelines or your child's health, please contact your school nurse @ 978-433-0114. 

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