Deciding when your child is too sick to attend school can be a very difficult decision. When trying to decide, use these guidelines to help you. Please call Nurse Amy at 949-2388 if you have any questions about whether or not to send your child to school.
GO TO SCHOOL...
If your child has any of the following symptoms, he/she should attend school:
*Sniffles, a runny nose and mild cough without fever
*General malaise(complaints) of aches, pains or fatigue.
*Single episode of vomiting or diarrhea without any other symptoms...could be phlem or upset stomach
STAY AT HOME...
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her at home and monitor for appropriate medical visit.
*Appearance/behavior-unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable
*Eyes-thick mucus or pus draining from the eye area. If there is any white or yellow discharge, matted eyelids after sleep, or pain...your child may need to be evaluated for conjunctivitis (pink eye) by a physician. A red eye without discharge or matting may be allergy related and okay for school.
*Temperature of 100 degrees or higher...stay home.
*Green nasal discharge with or without cough-may be contagious if associated with fever. Please give OTC medications for symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sneezing before your child comes to school.
*Sore throat-If you notice white patches on roof of mouth or tonsil/throat area, please have evaluated by a physician. Also, if your child runs fever or has swollen lymph glands, please keep him/her at home and seek medical attention.
*Diarrhea-Three or more watery stools in a 24 hour period.
*Vomiting-Vomiting two or mote times within a 24 hour period.
*Rash-Body rash, especially with a fever, itching or oozing. Please treat suspected poison ivy and oak at home before sending your child to school.
*Ear infections-Do not need to be excluded from school unless there is presence of pus or fever.
*Lice-If live louse is present, please keep student home and treat accordingly.