Regular school attendance is important to your child's success in school, and we appreciate your efforts in this matter. There are times, however, when your child should/shouldn't attend school due to illness. Please review the information below and contact the school nurse should you have specific questions. Your child should not attend school if he/she has/is:
*** a fever of 100 or higher. There is a possibility that your child may have a contagious condition. If you have worked with a physician and know that your child is ok, please inform your child's teacher and the school nurse. As a special note, please do not administer medications to lower a fever and then send your child to school. Your child should be "fever-free" without any medications for 24 hours before returning to school.
*** a rash. We recommend that rashes be evaluated by a physician. Some types of rashes, pimples, cysts, etc. may be contagious. Evaluation of these rashes by a doctor prevents potential spread of disease. Please make sure that if your child has a rash to send a copy of the doctor's note to school with them.
*** itchy, reddened eyes, with or without discharge. This may be a sign of conjunctivitis or pink-eye. Please have your child's eyes checked by a doctor before sending them to school as this can prevent the spread of conjunctivitis.
*** vomiting or has diarrhea. There should be no vomiting or diarrhea 24 hours before sending your child to school.
*** have a back-up plan in place in case your child must be sent home from school.
*** be sure that all medications are brought to school by a parent/guardian. We MUST have a medical request form, signed by your physician, to allow us to administer the medication. THIS INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION AND "OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS."