Buffalo Academy Of Science Charter School

Tips for Staying Healthy

The following list should be used as the guidelines for keeping your child home from school. Keep your child home if s/he:
  • Has (had) a fever in the past 24 hours
  • Is (was) vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • Has (had) diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Has strep throat until on antibiotics for 24 hours
  • Has pink-eye until on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours
  • Has head lice until treated and nit-free
  • Has an undiagnosed rash
  • Has a bad cold, with a very runny nose, extremely congested, or a disruptive cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
Please note that your child will need a medical excuse from the physician if s/he is out of school for 3 or more days. A physician’s note should indicate if your child has any physical restrictions and/or concession and it should state how long the restrictions should stay in effect.

Find more information about EV-D68 from the CDC and the American Red Cross.