Guidelines for Keeping your Child at Home
**The school nurse needs to be informed of any medical conditions that could affect your child while at school. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to inform the school, in order for proper care to be provided.When Should You Keep Your Child At Home?* Temperature is 100.4 or above...Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol/Motrin) before returning to school. Students must also be vomiting and diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school.*They have had diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours.*They have a rash with itching or fever.*They have a frequent/persistent cough.*They have pink eye (red/pink eyes with white or yellow discharge) and theymay not return until 24 hours after treatment has begun.*They have strep throat and they may not return until after 24 hours oftreatment as well as be fever free.*They have head lice and they must be treated with lice shampoo, the schoolnurse MUST be notified and proof of treatment (box top) needs to bereturned to school. The student must have a head check and be brought tothe clinic prior to returning to class/bus.*They have chickenpox and they need to stay out of school until all lesionshave crusted over.*If the student is prescribed an antibiotic for any reason, they must takethe medication for 24 hours before returning to school.When Will Your Child Be Sent Home Sick?*If their temperature is 100.4 or higher.*If they are actively vomiting or having diarrhea.*They have a frequent/persistent cough.*Suspected pink eye or a suspicious rash.*If they need to be seen by a physician.*If the school nurse feels it is in the best interest of the child.
Last Modified on August 19, 2020