Student Health

It is not always easy to know when to send your child to school, and when to leave your child home. These guidelines are based on public health science. If you have any questions about them, please reach our school nurse.

Please do not send a child with the following symptoms to school:

  • Fever of 100.5*F or more taken orally, (or 101*F taken by ear, rectally or temporal scan)
  • Cough and difficulty breathing. Keep home if your child has pertussis (whooping cough) until 5 days fo antibiotics have been received, or tuberculosis (until treated)
  • Rash that is undiagnosed, especially when there is fever and behavioral change
  • Chicken Pox- keep home until all blisters are scabbed and there are no signs of illness
  • Diarrhea- keep home if the student wears diapers,
  • Vomiting- more than once a day or accompanied by fever, rash or general weakness
  • Impetigo- keep the child home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic treatment
  • Ringworm (a contagious skin fungus infection)-keep home until treatment is started. If it is in an exposed area, upon return, cover visible area with dressing and/or clothing
  • Cold sores-Children who drool or place toys in their mouth when they have cold sores should stay home

Unless otherwise indicated, students with above symptoms need to be absent for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.

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