From the Health Room

sick-boy   WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL       biyEenryT

Because students are in close contact with one another during the school day, diseases spread easily through the school. We try to prevent this as much as possible through education and encouragement of frequent hand washing, proper diet and rest. However, children do get sick. We ask you to keep your child at home for the following reasons:

-has a temperature of 100 degrees or more. Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours before s/he returns to school.
-has been diagnosed with a strep infection. Your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
-has been vomiting during the night or before school
-has persistent diarrhea during the night or before school.
-has red swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening.
-has a productive cough that cannot be controlled with medication
If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable illness, please contact the school nurse to discuss when your child should return to school. Examples include, but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, and ringworm.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NURSE’S BLOG.