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     When to Keep Your Child Home
     
     In order for your child to learn they must have regular attendance in school. However if they are not feeling well this will negatively effect their ability to learn to their fullest potential. You know your child best,  but if you are in doubt please  use the guidelines below when deciding if your child should stay  home from school.
     
    Fever- If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or greater please keep them home until they are fever free for a full 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin/ Advil).
     
    Vomiting and/or Diarrhea - Your child should stay home until they have been at least symptom free for a full 24 hours.
     
    Antibiotics - If your child has been placed on an antibiotic they should remain home until they have been on the medication for at least 24 hours to be considered  non-contagious.  This includes antibiotic eye drops for Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis).
     
     Coughs- If your child has a persistent and/or productive cough that could disrupt them from learning please keep them home and consult with your physician.
     
    There are times when students want to come to school in fear of missing a day or to take a test when they are not feeling well. It is our goal to have your child in school every day and learning to their fullest potential, however we must keep the Haines School a healthy place for all. Please remember for every day  your child is absent they have that much time to make up any missed work. The Haines School Teachers are here to assist your child, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers with any concerns about classwork/homework.  If you have any health related questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call me at 609-654-4056, ext 8534.