An Important Note to Parents For Flu Season

Parents of Diplomat Elementary, we appreciate your efforts on keeping your child in school because education is very important. We would like to also keep everyone here at Diplomat healthy. Many of the children and staff have been sick and we feel it is important that everyone practice our hand washing skills and proper sickness etiquette. We will have staff go over proper hand washing in class and coughing/sneezing into elbow practice to help prevent the spread of sickness. We just ask for parents to please go over these skills at home as well. District illness policies are created to help keep all children and staff safe. Again thank you so much for you efforts and time.  Please see district policy below.

  • Please keep child at home or know we could send home a child with any of these symptoms below. 
  • Coughing- Severe uncontrolled coughing or wheezing and rapid or difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever- 100 degrees or more. If child presents fever at home they should not return to school until fever has subsided and remain fever free for 24 hours without medication. If child gets fever during school hours they will be sent home and must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Strep Throat- once diagnosed child can return when doctor has cleared or 24 hours of being on an antibiotic without fever for 24 hours.
  • Upper Respiratory Complications- Large amount of thick nasal discharge, extreme sleepiness, and ear pain. Please seek medical advice and student may return when symptoms have improved.
  • Vomiting- 2 or more episodes in the past 24 hours. If child vomits at school parent will be called and situation will be discussed with clinic assistant.