The following guidelines are recommended for determining whether or not to keep a child at home:
- A child who has been vomiting or has had diarrhea should be kept at home for at least 24 hours after symptoms have ceased. If your child has consistent pain, fever, and poor oral intake, they should be seen by your physician.
- Any child with a fever of 100 or above should remain at home until 24 hours after the fever has ended and the child's temperature has returned to normal.
- If cold and cough symptoms are persistent and associated with a fever, a physician should see the child.
- If the white part of your child's eye is red and the eye has a yellow or green discharge, your child may have conjunctivitis, and your physician should be contacted. The child may return to school after 24 hours of treatment.
- If your child has either strep throat or impetigo, he/she must have received 24 hours of medication before returning to school.
- Children who have chickenpox must stay home until all lesions are scabbed over, which takes approximately 5 - 7 days. The school nurse MUST be notified of all chickenpox cases.
Please inform the school nurse when your child is under medical care for any of serious illness, injury, or hospitalization.
Please notify the school nurse when your child has sustained an injury that requires crutches or a cast etc. This information will help the nurse to plan for any additional help or modifications that your child may need in school.
Physical Exam Requirements
Students should have a physical exam upon entry to school in Kindergarten, Grade 4, Grade 7, and Grade 10. Students also need a sports physical annually when entering Grades 7-12. All physical exams should be completed by your own primary care physician. Please forward your student's updated physical to the Health Office.