Please read and understand the policy regarding students coming to school sick, with the flu, or with a fever. They will be sent home
. If you can not pick them up, they will remain in the nurses office for the day and will not be permitted in class. This is very important. We have an obligation to keep our students healthy and the policy will be strictly enforced.
If a student tests positive for the flu, children are not to return to school until they are at least fever free for 48-72
hours, as they are still considered to be contagious for about a week. In short, if your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must not come to school until they are cleared by a doctor. Any student who comes to school sick or with a fever will be sent home to insure the health and well being of everyone. All tests can be made up upon return.
Additionally, even if your child does not have the flu, but has had a fever, they should not return to school until they are fever free for at least 24
hours. The same applies to vomiting and or/ "sensitive" stomach issues. We have members of our school family with compromised immune systems and all precautions should be taken to prevent other students from getting sick. I thank you all in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Mr. Lawrence Hansen
St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School
Staten Island, New York