Health Services

Sick Kid

When To Keep Your Student Home

FEVER- Temperature of 100 or higher without use of medication should stay home. He/she should remain home until fever free for 24 hours without use of medication.

VOMITING/DIARRHEA- A child with vomiting/diarrhea should be kept at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.

HEAD LICE- Please check your child's head if they are experiencing symptoms, such as itchy scalp. If live ice are found, please treat your child with the appropriate medicated shampoo before sending him/her to school.

PINK EYE (CONJUCTIVITIS)- Eyes that are red, swollen and have drainage are an indication of pink eye. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergies-only a doctor can determine the cause. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are contagious, and for this reason your child may not attend school until seen by a doctor and 24 hours after treatment has started.

RASHES- Rashes can be caused by many things, several of which may be contagious. A student with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a doctor has made a diagnosis and authorized the child to return to school.

Please call the nurse's office if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!