Student Health Questions

    • When should I keep my child home from school?
    • What happens if my child gets sick at school?
    • How can I take care of my sick child?
    • When should I keep my child home from school?
    Coughing – if they have a persistent, disruptive cough
    Diarrhea – until diarrhea has ceased for 24 hours without medication
    Fever 100 degrees or higher – until fever is below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication
    Lice or Nits – until treated and “nit free” (must be checked by clinic or office staff before returning to classroom)
    Rash – if rash is untreated or if child is too uncomfortable even if treated
    Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever – until he/she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours
    Conjunctivitis – has red, swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus or have a crusty appearance upon awakening. Keep home until he/she has been on eye drops/antibiotics for 24 hours and cleared by a doctor
    Vomiting – until vomiting has ceased for 24 hours without medication
    Communicable Diseases – If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease, keep him/her home until the doctor clears your child to return to school. Examples include but are not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, lice and ringworm.

    What happens if my child gets sick at school?
    Students who become ill at school are sent to the clinic or office (if the clinic is closed). A child may be allowed to rest until feeling better. If the child has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, vomits, or has persistent diarrhea, the clinic will contact the parent/guardian or alternates listed on the Emergency Contact Form to come to school to take the student home.

    How can I take care of my sick or injured child.?
    Instructions are available for Fever/Vomiting/Diarrhea
    Instructions are available for Head Bump/Head Injury
     
    Fact sheets are available in school clinics - 2 examples are:
    Mononucleosis
     
    When in doubt contact your private doctor for specific guidance.