Health Services for FMRHS and Early Learning Center.
Sometimes you may wonder if your child is too ill to attend school. Here are some general guidelines that may be helpful. This does not take the place of seeking medical attention or consulting with your doctor for specific medical advice.
· Fever of 100 degrees or higher, is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher must NOT attend school. Please do not give your child fever reducing medication and then send to school. The child should be free of fever without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
· Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don’t interfere with school attendance. A persistent, frequent cough and/or constant nasal drainage may affect your child’s performance at school. He/she may be more comfortable resting at home.
· A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A child that has a rash that is draining, has open areas or is causing the child to itch excessively should NOT attend school. A rash accompanied with other symptoms such as fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting, etc. should NOT attend school.
· If your child has vomited in the morning before school, please do not send them to school.
· A child who has vomited should wait 24 hours after vomiting stops and be able to retain solid foods before returning to school. A child who is having frequent diarrhea should NOT attend school and not return for 24 hours after the diarrhea has stopped. If there is cramping/abdominal pain with the diarrhea the student may be more comfortable at home.
· Children who have been diagnosed with Strep Throat MAY NOT return to school until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
Please have your child stay home when they are too sick to attend school. Sending your child to school when they are sick only causes illness and germs to be spread to classmates, bus mates, teachers and staff.
Sick children cannot learn.
Always follow up with your child’s doctor should symptoms persist.
Be Well! Sheryl