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Tips for Parents from the School Health Office

 

Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.

Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:


  •       Fever in the past 24 hours

  •       Vomiting in the past 24 hours

  •       Diarrhea in the past 24 hours

  •       Chills

  •       Sore throat

  •       Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)

  •      Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night

  •       Head lice – until your child has been treated according to the doctor’s instructions

  •       Rash

  •       Red or discharging eyes


If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school.  If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the year, please notify the school.


If you child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as: Pink Eye, Strep, Flu, Fifth Disease, Chickenpox, Ringworm, lice, etc., please submit a doctor’s note on return to school.


Please call the Health Office if you have any questions or concerns.

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