Keeping Your Child Home

To provide a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, we ask parents and guardians to keep children home from school during communicable phases of illness.

Children should NOT be in school if:

  • They have had a fever within the last 24 hours or have been taking medication for fever in the last 24 hours (a fever is classified as a body temperature at or above 100.4 F).
  • They have vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • They have symptoms that are obvious of illness, such as a frequent cough, malaise, severe congestion, and body aches (with or without a fever).
  • They have an undiagnosed rash that cannot be covered throughout the school day. (However, these children can usually return to class if their doctor has cleared them or when the rash resolves).

Please remember...

Keep your child home at least 12 hours after the initiation of antibiotic use for strep throat, bacterial conjunctivitis, or other bacterial illness.

Do not give your child medication for fever/illness and send them to school. They are still considered contagious and may pass the illness to others**

Call the absentee line (603-775-8863) if your child will be absent due to illness. In addition, please inform the school of the symptoms (fever, sore throat, etc.), as we track student absences and illness for infection control purposes.

If your child feels ill during the school day, the nurse must assess them for dismissal. Children are not to call or text their parents that they are sick and must go home. A nursing assessment must be given to excuse your child home for illness.

Call the Lincoln Street School Health Office for current COVID protocols.