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When to keep your child home

Guidelines for When Your Child is Sick

The following are the guidelines for determining whether or not to send your child to school. If you answer YES to any of these, you should keep your child home for comfort, close monitoring, and preventing the spread of infectious disease to others. 

Does the student have:

- Fever of 100 degree F or higher.

- Vomits at home after school, during the night, or in the morning.

- A diagnosis of strep throat- student needs to remain at home until he/she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours.

- Unusual bowel movements: more frequent, loose, watery than usual or persistent diarrhea during the day or night

- Frequent cough which is not controlled.

- Nasal drainage with coloring discharge, breathing is difficult due to nasal congestion or drainage.

- Ear pain such as tugging on one or both ears, difficulty hearing, or discharge.

- Eye(s) are reddened with persistent thick drainage, mucous that sticks to eyelashes and lids, or eye discomfort.

- Unusual rash, that may or may not be itchy.

Student May be Ready to Return to School When:

Temperature is below 100 degrees F without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.

- No vomiting for 24 hours and is eating a usual diet for age.

- Bowel movement are of usual frequency and appearance.

- Cough is seldom or not at all.

- Nasal drainage is clear and minimal and breathing is normal.

- No longer tugging at the ear, no discomfort or drainage.

- Clear eyes without redness, drainage, or discomfort.

- Rash has been resolved and/or evaluated by the medical providers and documentation provided. 

Students are not permitted to stay in the health office all day because of a parent/guardian is working. Please be sure that anyone named on the emergency card is readily available to discuss the student.  The names on the emergency card must be accurate and up to date. Notify the Health Office if there are any changes throughout the school year. 

Contact the school Nurse if your child has:
- Head lice
- Chickenpox
- Measles
- Tuberculosis
- Ringworm
- Impetigo
- Strep Throat
- Fifths Disease
- Scabies