Too Sick For School
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.
If your child has a temperature above 100 degrees, please keep them 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 9below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Diarrhea or Vomiting
If either of these occurs at home, the child should stay home. When symptoms have stopped for 24 hours, he/she may return to school.
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 your 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 the permission of the doctor and once treatment is started. Practice good hand washing.
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 treatment prior to attending school. Please call the school with any questions.