BVSD Guidelines for Keeping Your Student Home

Boulder Valley School District

School Health Program

 Guidelines for Keeping Your Student  Home 

The beginning of any infectious illness is usually the time it is most likely to spread to others.  This is also the time your student is probably feeling unable to participate in class. In order to keep everyone healthy, we ask that you observe the following guidelines and keep your student home if s/he exhibits any of the following:

  • Fever, vomiting, or diarrhea: Your student should remain home for 24 hours after symptoms end.
  • Colds / respiratory viruses: Keep your student home at the beginning of a cold.  This is also the time when one is most infectious and least likely to feel well enough to participate in class. When s/he feels better and no longer has frequent sneezing and cough, it is permissible to return to school.
  • Strep throat: Your student may return to school after taking the antibiotic for 24 hours, and feeling better.
  • Chicken pox: Your student should stay home until there are no new lesions and all existing lesions have scabbed over.
  • Eye: Bacterial and some viral eye infections may need to be treated by a health care provider before the student returns to school.   Often this is related to the age of the student and their ability to not touch the eye and spread the infection.  If antibiotic therapy is prescribed, the student must remain home for at least 24 hours after treatment has begun.
  •  Open sores on skin: All skin lesions must be covered by a bandage or clothing during the school day. This may include impetigo, ring worm, scabies, and other fungal, bacterial or viral skin infections.
  • Generalized skin rash: Any student with an undiagnosed skin rash must consult a health care provider for diagnosis and/or treatment before returning to school with a note from a health care provider.
  • Head lice: Your student may return to school only after treatment with lice treatment.

A student will be sent home from school if s/he has any of the above conditions and/or has a temperature of 100°F or more accompanied by other signs of illness or distress.                       



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During K-6 Conference Days

March 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2016

Full-days will run from 8:30am-5:30pm.

During full-days children need to bring a water bottle, lunch, and two snacks.

Please let us know if you are opting for hourly or full-days.

Space is limited to 40 students per day.

Please prepay with registration by March 16th to reserve a spot.

Due to enrollment restrictions, there will be NO drop-off care provided.



Wednesday March 16th is Nature DAY!!:

Today is all about exploring the world around us. In the morning students will participate in a nature-walk scavenger hunt. Before lunch we will be playing a game of Predator and Prey and Eagle Eye in the big field. After lunch, students will work together to create a nature-themed mural in the cafeteria.  After our group art project is finished, we will head outside for a water balloon toss competition (weather permitting). In

the late afternoon, students will watch Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest (G) in the cafeteria on the big screen!  Popcorn will be served!


Thursday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day

Today we will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with lots of hands-on activities and art projects.  We will make green silly puddy and leprechan traps!  We will also go on a treasure hunt for golden coins.  In the afternoon, we will play Saint Patrick’s Day themed games.  We will end the day with some free choice art projects.    



Friday March 18th is Pool Party Day! 



Today we will be going on our big field trip @ the East Boulder Community Center Pool from 1:00pm4:30pm for a Pool Party. Prior to departing for our afternoon field trip, students will participate in a variety of team-building games in the gym and outside from 9:00-11:00 am. Students will then have free choice time from 11:00am-12:00pm. After lunch, we will walk as a group to the EBCC Pool. Students should bring a bathing suit, a towel, and $4.50 for entry cost of the pool.  At 4:30 pm we will make our way back to Horizons to wrap up the day.



March 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2016

*You can pick up your child at the pool between 1:15-4:30. After that time pick-up will be at Horizons. Please arrange pick-up with Alex ahead of time.


Name____________________________________________________        Age_______

Name____________________________________________________        Age_______

Name____________________________________________________        Age_______

Name____________________________________________________        Age_______


Emergency contact name/ number__________________________________________


Please check days for registration:

 ___Wednesday, March 4th

 ___Thursday, March 5th              

___Friday, March 6th


Adventure Day Fees

Full Day: $70/day for one child or a discounted rate of $56/day per child for siblings.

Hourly: $9.00/hour for one child or a discounted rate of $7.65/hour per child for siblings. * Checks are preferred. Prepayment required to register for Adventure Days. 

-Attached is a check for $_____________                  -Check #________

-Full Day________________           or    -Hours per day_____________

To register for Adventure Days, fill out the attached registration form.

FYI-Space is limited to 40 students per day. 

Please prepay with registration by March 16th to reserve a spot.

Due to enrollment restrictions there will be NO drop-off care provided. 

Any questions or concerns contact Alex Ostrum and Xandra Coombs

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Spirit Wear: Not Just For Humans

Get Yours Now!IMG_3277

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Grocery Fundraiser Volunteer Needed

The grocery program is still looking for 1 more volunteer to help coordinate the program for next year!

Please email if you are interested.

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Awesome hoodies, rad caps, cool totes and trendy t-shirts

Come buy your Horizons Spirit Wear now.  We have reordered kid sized tee shirts and hoodies and we have tons of adults sizes left.  C’mon – get in the Horizons Spirit and be cool!

Great prices, easy to buy…in the office now.  FullSizeRender (10)

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Early bird registration has been extended .......

Horizons K-8 Summer Camp
Early bird registration has been extended to March 5th, so sign up today! *
* Horizons also offers a sibling discount!
Horizons K-8 School is hosting a wide variety of unique summer camp offerings this June!  At Horizons Summer Camp, we believe in providing a safe and caring environment for students to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and build community together.  Come join for Guitar Wizardry, Circus Skills, Fantasy Crafts, Web Design, French, Acting and Improv, 3D Design and Printing, and so much more!
Check out our website for more details:
or register directly by clicking here: Registration
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5th-8th Grade Parents Night Out

5th-8th Grade Parents Night Out

Tues., Mar. 8th 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Please RSVP:


Kori Bowers, Horizons Community Group

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Coffee and Conversations: Horizons K-8 Curriculum

Coffee and Conversations: Horizons K-8 Curriculum

Mar. 4th, 8:50-9:30 a.m.


Horizons K-8 Curriculum: How are we using CO State Standards?

Please plan to join John, Nel (3/4) and Katie (7/8) for a presentation and discussion regarding our current K-8 curriculum mapping work and how teachers are using Colorado state standards (common core) to inform this work. This is a great opportunity to get insight into all of the planning that goes on among our teachers.

Horizons Community Group


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Coffee Connections This Friday


Mar. 4th

8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Please come join us for a cup of coffee to start your day off right!  Everyone is welcome.  If you can stay, John and teachers Nel and Katie will be speaking at Coffee and Conversations.  

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How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry

Learn and understand why sibling rivalry occurs and how to help your children improve their relationship.

When: Monday, March 7th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Horizon K-8 Charter School
(4545 Sioux Drive, Boulder)
Presenters: Mia Bertram, LPC & Jan Hittelman, PhD

Conflicts among siblings can result in significant family dysfunction. While sibling rivalry is normal, there are many strategies that can be effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of sibling conflicts. In addition, parents are often unaware of the significant role that they play in fueling sibling conflict. In addition to surviving these challenges during childhood and adolescence, we also want our children to have meaningful relationships in adulthood. 

In our upcoming free presentation at Horizon K-8 Charter School, we will help parents to better understand the dynamics behind sibling rivalry, why sibling rivalry can be a good thing, how to intervene in a sibling fight, and strategies to foster sibling bonding.

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