Common Illnesses & Conditions

The Methow Valley School District strives to prevent the spread of illness among staff and students through the education and promotion of health prevention strategies such as hand-washing, covering cough, and staying home when ill. However, there are a variety of common illnesses that our community regularly experiences. Below are the basic guidelines of when to stay home from school.

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Some guidelines on when to keep your student home:

  • Fever at or above 100 degrees

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • Coughing or any sort of breathing trouble

  • Severe sore throat

  • Rash (check with your doctor before sending to school)

  • Very tired or in pain

When a student or staff can return to school — follow the 24 Hour Rule

  • Fever: Keep your child home until their FEVER has been gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours.

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the LAST time they have vomited or had diarrhea and are eating a normal diet.

  • Antibiotics: Keep your child home at least 24 hours after the FIRST dose of antibiotic.

MVSD Policies & Procedures