• Please do not send your child to school if your child has symptoms of illness (fever over 100.1, bright green mucus, vomiting or diarrhea). Washington School does not have the facilities to take care of children who are ill.  Please contact the school office to report if your child has a communicable disease. This will help us to be alert for signs of illness, etc. in other children and to notify parents of a communicable health outbreak.

    Your child will enjoy school and be better able to learn if he/she is well. It is important that children avoid unnecessary exposure to the many viruses (flu and colds) that abound during the year. If your child becomes seriously ill, runs a very high fever or you are concerned, please contact your doctor.

    Please keep your child home from school if he/she has one of the following:

    • a runny nose when the mucus is thick and green
    • severe congestion that interferes with breathing or if wheezing
    • a rash
    • fever
    • severe stomach aches or cramps

    If home ill, please keep your child home for 24 hours after he / she has recovered from any of the following conditions:

    • vomiting and diarrhea
    • elevated temperature -­ wait 24 hours after the last aspirin or Tylenol is given
    • other obvious illnesses

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse Maureen Shapiro P.H.N. at (510) 618-4350 x3335