If your child will be absent, please use the form below to report the absence by 8:00am. If you are reporting a student who is arriving late or leaving early, please call the office at 847-548-6209 ext 0 instead of completing this form.
The Lake County Department of Health provides the following guidelines for sick children:
When to stay home:
- Has a fever of 100.4 (oral) degrees or higher
- Has cramps and or vomiting
- Has a sore throat with fever (see below)
- Has a persistent cough (dry or productive)
- Has diarrhea (three or more episodes in 24 hrs)
- Has a rash or open and draining sores
- Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
- Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
- Headaches, body aches, earaches
- Severe sore throat (could be strep-throat even without fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache & stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician to assess or diagnosis strep throat)
When to return to school:
- They should feel fit for at least 24 hours.
- Be free of fever for at least 24 hours (without medication)
- Be free of vomiting and or diarrhea for at least 24 hours.
- If strep throat, they must be on the appropriate antibiotic for at least 24 hours.
- If conjunctivitis, they must be on the appropriate eye drops for at least 24 hours or cleared by a physician.
- Rash illnesses should be assessed by a doctor.
- If chicken pox is suspected, keep home for at least 5 days after the appearance of the rash or until all blisters have scabbed over.
Please notify the school if your child has been diagnosed with an infectious condition such as covid-19, strep throat, chicken pox, scarlet fever, pertussis, head lice, etc.
Click here to read the 2022-23 Covid-19 Guidance from the WCA Board of Trustees.