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I wanted to remind you of the district's “sick policy” and when to keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Kids get sick frequently, and sometimes it’s hard to decide if they should stay home or go to school. Please refer to the below guidelines.

  • If your child has a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, they should be kept home and are able to return to school when they are 24 hours symptom-free without the use of medication.
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 please call and let us know. Per ECDOH and NYSDOH there is still a 5-day isolation period, and masks are recommended when they return.
  • If your child has mild cold symptoms such as cough, runny nose, or sore throat, they are generally okay to be in school unless their symptoms will disrupt learning, in which case they should stay home and rest. If your child needs help controlling their symptoms, such as constant reminding to blow their nose or to cover their cough, please keep them home until they are feeling better.

The best way to slow the spread of germs is to wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer if water is not available. Please practice good hygiene at home with your child.

We understand it’s not always convenient to keep a child home from school, but these policies are in place to keep your child and the rest of the school healthy. Healthy children make the best learners!

If your child will be absent from school, please call the school attendance line, Mrs. Kmiotek, (716) 686-3237. Also, a written parent note must be sent in when your
child returns to school.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of this policy. Please call with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Parker RN, BSN