KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WHEN:
- Child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher
- Child has diarrhea or vomiting
- Child has a rash of unknown origin
- Child has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes “glued” shut
- Child complains of ear pain with or without fever
YOUR CHILD MAY RETURN WHEN:
- Child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducers
- Child is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours
- You have consulted a healthcare professional
- You have consulted a healthcare professional for the appropriate antibiotic therapy
- You have consulted a healthcare professional for appropriate care
Upon returning to school the child must bring a signed release from the health care professional to the school nurse’s office, or report to the nurse free of symptoms.
REMEMBER: Medications must be kept in the school clinic with a doctor’s and a parent’s signature authorizing permission for dispensing the medication., including cough drops and other over the counter medicines. Giving your child Tylenol before they come to school does not constitute healing.
You know your children best, if they don’t seem well, they probably aren’t.
Keep them home and consult a health care professional if necessary.
NOTE: Please keep emergency phone numbers current in the clinic; your child may need you!