We are happy to report that the COVID numbers have remained extremely low and we want to thank you for your attention and diligence in regards to our community spread. Testing kits remain available and we encourage families to contact the District Office (518)-681-4100 to obtain a kit to have on hand for when the need arises.
However, as of late, we are seeing an extreme uptick of flu and other illnesses throughout the district, and we would like to share the following reminder about how to proceed if your child is sick, even if they are COVID NEGATIVE.
If your child has any of the conditions listed below along with any communicable disease, they will need to stay home until their doctor says it is okay to return with a medical note. Sending them back to school while contagious puts others at risk of acquiring their illness.
- Influenza Children must be fever free and not using fever-reducing medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin) for a full 24 hours before returning to school and symptoms must be resolving.
- Fever (temp 100.4 or greater) in the past 24 hours. Child must be fever free and not using fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Advil Motrin) for a full 24 hours before returning to school
- Strep throat – must be taking an antibiotic for a full 24 hours before returning to school with doctor’s note to return.
- Head lice – no live lice, nits are okay. Must be treated and then may return to school
- Unexplained rash – Will need a doctor’s note allowing the student to return to school.
- Impetigo (honey-crusted sores by mouth or nose), Scabies, Ringworm- need to see a doctor, start treatment and have a medical note allowing the student to return to school.
- Eyes – if our child has crusty, runny or sticky drainage along with redness to the eye, your child may have “pink eye”. Will need a doctor’s note allowing student to return to school.
- Vomiting in the past 24 hours (last episode of vomiting 24 hours prior to return to school)
- Diarrhea in the past 24 hours (last episode of diarrhea 24 hours prior to return to school)