Nurse's Office

Illness Policies 

Below are the symptoms requiring your child to remain home or be removed from the classroom.

* Fever - Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher, when taken in the ear or under the arm, and 100.4 or higher when taken orally. The child MUST be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.

* Diarrhea - Runny, watery, or bloody stool.

* Vomiting - 2 or more times in a 24 hour period.

* Body Rash with Fever - Body rashes in children can be common. However, if the rash is accompanied with a fever, the child should remain home until the rash is diagnosed or resolves. 

* Sore Throat - If your child is diagnosed with Strep Throat, the child MUST be on antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. 

* Eye discharge - Thick mucous or pus draining from the eye or "Pink Eye"

* Earache - Children experience extreme pain with earaches and should remain home.

* Runny Nose and/or Cough - Children experience runny noses frequently during the winter and spring months, However, if your child has thick yellow or green discharge, or requires frequent/constant wiping of the discharge, or has excessive uncontrollable cough the child should remain home. 

* Head Lice - When a case of lice has been identified, the student will be sen home where he or she should be treated and all of the nits removed.