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Is my child well enough to come to school?

 It is often difficult to tell when your child should come to school and when they should stay at home.  Following are some guidelines to follow.

Fever - your child should have a normal temperature for 24 hours before returning to school.  A normal temperature is one that is not masked by the effects of acetaminophen  or ibuprofen.  Very often children feel better in the morning and then by the afternoon their temperature has returned.

Vomiting/diarrhea - your child should not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.  They should have been able to eat 2 meals and have kept them down.

Strep throat -  your child must be on antibiotics for 24 hrs. before returning to school and be fever free.

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) - your child must be on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school.

Cough/cold - keep your child home if they have a cough that is persistent and productive coupled with thick or constant nasal drainage.

Impetigo - your child should have been on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school and there should be no oozing sores. 

Head Lice - your child must have been treated and nits removed before returning to school.  Upon return, they must be brought to the health office by an adult so they can be cleared to return to class.

Please encourage your child to wash  their hands!!  It's one of the best ways to stop the spread of illnesses.