Dear Spring Brook Parents/Guardians:
As cold and flu season quickly approaches and in order to keep students & staff healthy, we’d like to send a friendly reminder regarding the guidelines to follow when your student is ill:
When to keep your student home:
FEVER: When his/her body temperature is 100 degrees F or higher. Your student may return to school after his/her temperature has returned to normal for 24 consecutive hours (without the use of medication to control it.)
VOMITING: student may return after 24 hours without vomiting and when successfully taking food again.
DIARRHEA: student may return after solid bowel movement or after 24 consecutive hours with no diarrhea.
RASH: any rash should be diagnosed by a physician with note of release to return to school.
EXTENDED ILLNESS: When a student is absent with illness for 5 or more days, a doctor’s release is requested.
Please call in all student absences to the Spring Brook Attendance Line at 630.428.6600 x3 by 10am on the date of your student’s absence. Please indicate any flu-like symptoms (including fever, headache, body aches, and sore throat) your child may be experiencing.
Please report any communicable disease (including chicken pox, impetigo, strep infections, mumps, measles, head lice, etc.) to the Health Office or school nurse.
Information Regarding Head Lice
Parents are encouraged to make it a routine practice to check their student for head lice and nits (eggs). Remind your student NOT to share hats, combs, brushes, or other hair accessories.
If you suspect head lice, contact your doctor or pharmacist for proper treatment and notify the school. The procedure outline for head lice (page 69 of the IPSD 204 Student Handbook) will be followed. It is imperative that the privacy of the student involved is maintained.
We appreciate teaming with you this year on these guidelines in order keep our students healthy and ready to learn!
Spring Brook Health Office