Any child with a temperature of 100 degrees, vomiting, or suffering diarrhea must be picked up immediately. Students sent home with any of these conditions should not return to school until free of symptoms for 24 hours. (per Madison County Schools - Student Handbook)
Ways to protect my child against the flu:
Vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
Stay away from people who are sick.
If your child is sick with flu illness, try to keep him or her in a separate room from others in the household, if possible.
CDC recommends that your sick child stay home for at least 24 hours after his or her fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Clean and disinfect hard surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs, including bathroom surfaces, kitchen counters and toys for children. Clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.