This is just a friendly reminder of when to send your child to school and when to keep them home with regards to illness. Following these guidelines will not only protect your child from becoming ill but also from spreading sickness to others.
Do not send your child to school if:
1. He/She has or had a fever within the past 24 hours. A fever is defined as an oral temp above 100'F. The child must be fever free for 24 hours without any medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
2. He/She is vomiting or has vomited in the past 24 hours.
3. He/She has diarrhea or has had diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
4. He/She has symptoms of a contagious disease such as Strep Throat, Conjunctivitis, undiagnosed Rash, Flu, etc…...
A child may return to school if:
1. No fever for 24 hours without medication.
2. No vomiting for the past 24 hours.
3. No diarrhea for past 24 hours.
4. Has had 24 hour dose of antibiotics and/or a Doctor's note clearing them to return to school.
A School Nurse Will Send A Child Home If:
1. He/She has a fever above 100'F.
2. He/She vomits at school.
3. He/she has diarrhea at school.
4. He/She has difficulty breathing or an excessive cough.
5. Nurse deems condition should be further evaluated by a Health Care Professional or if symptoms mimic a contagious disease.
As always please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.