Illness Guidelines for Parents

Keep Your Child at Home When:

  • Your child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher
  • Your child has diarrhea or vomiting
  • Your child has a rash of unknown origin
  • Your child has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes "glued" shut
  • Your child complains of ear pain with or without fever

Your Child May Return When:

  • He or she is fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducers.
  • Your 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 the 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: Medication 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.

Medication Authorization Form (pdf)

You know your children best, if they don't seem well, they probably aren't. Keep them home and consult a healthcare professional if necessary.

Please keep emergency phone numbers current in the clinic - Your Child May Need You!