When to Keep your Child Home

From our handbook – and Nurse Kelly –

When to keep your child home:  Fever over 100°F. Students may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

An unexplained vomiting episode, or 3 or more loose, watery stools or loss of control of stools. May return after 24 hours after last episode, and has returned to normal diet.

Conjunctivitis: Any drainage from the eye can signal infection. Please have it checked and provide written clearance from a health care provider. Keep the student home until 24 hours after the first dose of medication.

Antibiotics: these are prescribed for infections. Please avoid spreading infection by keeping the student home until 24 hours after the first dose of medication.

Please call your school nurse if your child requires medication, or has any change in their medical condition. If you are not sure, check with your nurse.

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