Cascade School District works with and takes the following direction from the Chelan County Health Department in order to help protect children and adults working in the schools from spreading communicable diseases. Requiring children to stay home or go home when they are too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential illness.
If a child has any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her home from school. It will be necessary to pick the student up from school as soon as possible if he/she shows any of the following symptoms.
*Fever: Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher. Thus, the stay at home sick protocol for now is—if a child has a fever, cough with shortness of breath they need to stay home for 72 hours after their fever is gone. If they have a fever that is due to another illness such as an ear infection then the 24-hours before returning to school, WITHOUT use of fever reducing medicines. If he/she is sent home one day with a fever, he/she should not return the following day.
*Vomiting: Child should not return to school for 24-hours following the last episode of vomiting.
*Diarrhea: If the child has more than one watery stool in a 24-hour period, especially if the child acts, or looks ill, and the diarrhea is accompanied by fever.
*Lice: Children may not return to school until they have been treated and no live lice are present.
*Rash: Body rash, especially with fever or itching.
*Eye Infection: Pink eye or thick mucus or pus draining from eye.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please call if you have any questions.
PLEASE REFER TO OUR SCHOOL/SCHOOL DISTRICT NURSE/HEALTH SERVICES