Sick Guidelines

Making the right call when illness strikes

Staff and students who are sick must stay home until they are feeling better. Doing so will help keep our school communities healthy and safe. The district reserves the right to send staff and students who are displaying signs of illness outside of their usual baseline (e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, headache, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) home to prevent the spread of any and all illnesses (e.g. COVID, flu, pink eye, etc.). The district does not require COVID testing.

When to stay home from school/work?

Staff and students who are sick must stay home until symptoms have improved and:

  • they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication;
  • they have not vomited and/or had diarrhea in 24 hours; AND/OR
  • have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

WI state law (118.15) states that a child may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year.

Reference: Board Policy 5533 – Communicable Disease (PDF)


Updated: 9/14/2023
To view past versions of this plan, visit the COVID-19 plan Archive.