GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL
These guidelines are established to ensure a healthy learning environment for all
Children must remain home when:
- They have a temperature of 100 degrees or more
- They have been vomiting or have persistent diarrhea
- They have a persistent cough that would interfere with classroom activity
- They have persistent colored nasal discharge
- They have persistent ear pain or ear drainage
- They have colored eye drainage
- They have a sore throat that interferes with swallowing or after being exposed to someone with a “strep” throat
- They have a suspicious or draining rash
- They have any complaint that would keep them from participating in class
Please seek the advice of your health care provider when these symptoms occur.
Children may not return to school unless:
- They are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication for fever
- They have not vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours
- A FULL 24 hours has passed since their first dose of antibiotic for strep throat or oral or topical medication for a skin infection or drops for an eye infection.
- They can comfortably participate and learn in class
If your child needs to have medication administered during the school day, contact your school nurse.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please call your school nurse or the health services office at 620-2016