As we begin to run headlong into cold and flu season, we would like to remind families of our school exclusion policy, which is listed in the box below. This policy is in place not only to ensure that ill students get the rest they need in order to get better more quickly, but also to help protect other students and school staff from getting sick as well.

Oregon Trail School District School Exclusion Policy

Please keep your child home if they are showing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 100.0
  • Vomiting in the last 24 hours
  • Stiff neck or headache with fever
  • Any rash with or without fever
  • Diarrhea (3 watery or loose stools in 1 day)
  • Jaundice (yellow tinged skin and/or eyes)
  • Skin lesions that are “weepy” or draining (fluid or pus-filled)
  • Colored drainage from eyes
  • Brown/green drainage from nose with fever greater than 100.0
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; serious, sustained cough
  • Unusual behavior change, such as irritability, lethargy, or drowsiness

What you can do to protect yourself and your family:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm, soapy water, especially before eating
  • Keep hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Don’t share food, drink, or utensils
  • If medically appropriate, vaccinate yourself against influenza each year