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Should I send my child to school?


Should You Send Your Child to School? 
From Your School Nurse: 

Please refer to the following guidelines to determine if your child’s needs would be best met by coming to school or staying at home. All students benefit from a healthy classroom environment and are most successful when rested and feeling good.

Thank you for your assistance.  

Send to School   

  • Fever free for 24 hours without fever medication
  • No vomiting in the last 24 hours 
  • No diarrhea in the last 24 hours  
  • Minor cold symptoms
  • Asthma responsive to medication 
  • With MD clearance following hospitalization, orthopedic injury or communicable disease            

Orthopedic Protocol - All ace wraps, braces, splints, casts, and crutches must have a note from the medical provider. Students with casts and crutches will not be allowed to actively participate in playground/PE activities because of the potential danger to the student and others.  

Keep at Home   

  • Fever in the last 24 hours 
  • Vomiting in the last 24 hours 
  • Diarrhea in the last 24 hours 
  • Signs of illness that interfere with learning, sleep, activity or play 
  • Cold symptoms such as frequent coughing and or nasal discharge that do not respond to cold medication.  

See Health Practitioner and Keep Home 

  • Complaints of ear pain or drainage from ears
  • Nasal discharge which persists over 14 days duration 
  • Persistent sore throat with fever or rash 
  • Undiagnosed skin rash or sores with redness, swelling, or fluid 
  • Redness of the eye with discharge or swelling 
  • Asthma not responding to medication, peak flow 50% or less, or treatment required more than every 4 hours.