Too Sick For School

  • Colds

     

    If the child has no fever or a severe cough, don’t keep the child home. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, they need to stay home.  

     

    Fevers

     

    If your child has a fever above 100 degrees, please keep then home.  If the fever is accompanied by a sore throat, earache. nausea, listlessness or a rash, the child may be contagious and should stay home. The student may return to school once the fever has been normal for 24 hours without the use of tylenol or advil.

     

    Diarrhea or Vomiting

     

    If either of these occur at home, the child should stay home.

     

    Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever

     

    Both are highly contagious.  These children need antibiotics and may return to school with a doctor’s permission.  Remember to always finish all medications.

     

    Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

     

    If you child has redness, itching or drainage from their eyes, it could be a sign of pink eye. Contact your doctor for advice.  This can be highly contagious.  Children can return to school with permission of the doctor and once treatment is started.  Practice good hand washing.

     

    Lice

     

    If your child has been identified as having lice, they must be treated before coming to school.  Please notify the nurse.  All children must be brought to the nurse by a parent or adult for an inspection after a treatment prior to attending school.   Please call the school with any questions.

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