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When to keep your student home

 Students with the following symptoms should remain home or may be sent home from school:

  • Fever:  The child’s temperature must remain below 100.4 degrees for 24 hours without benefit of use of fever reducing medications before they can return to school.
  • Vomiting:  The child should be free of symptom for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Diarrhea:  The child should be free of symptom for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Cold Symptoms:  Persistent nasal congestion, reddened eyes, sore throat, cough or headaches that disrupt the student’s learning or pose a risk of disease transmission to others.
  • Rash:  Unexplained skin eruptions or rashes. When in doubt, consult your child’s doctor before sending your child to school.
  • Communicable Disease:  Communicable illnesses in which you have been advised to remain out of school until cleared to return by the county health department or your child’s doctor.
  • Any other health condition that in the school nurses judgment is of concern for the others health and well-being and that of the child.
The school nurse or other school staff will contact you if your child becomes ill or seriously injured at school. If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, other individuals listed on the emergency contact list will be contacted.  It is very important that you notify the school when there are changes to phone numbers and emergency contacts.
To minimize the spread of illness among students, report communicable diseases such as influenza, measles, whooping cough, hepatitis A, tuberculosis, chickenpox etc. to the school nurse immediately.
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