Health Tips


When to keep your child home from school:

  • If your child is unable to participate fully in school activities because of illness
  • When your child has a contagious condition or a rash with an unknown cause
  • When your child has had a fever of 100°F or more within the last 24 hours when not taking fever-reducing medications
  • If your child has had vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours or is unable to eat normally
  • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat and has not been taking antibiotic medication or at least 24 hours
  • If your child requires medication for fever or ongoing pain relief
  • If your child has red/pink eyes with drainage
  • If your child has chicken pox, he or she must stay home until all lesions have scabbed over
  • If your child has active head lice he or she must be treated and be seen by the school nurse prior to returning to school


Please contact the school nurse when:
  • Your child's health status has changed
  • Your child has had a recent serious illness, injury, surgery or hospitalization
  • Your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as: strep throat, chicken pox, whooping cough, head lice, scabies, flu, Coxsackie virus
  • Your child will be late to school or absent 
  • Your child cannot participate fully in Physical Education or recess
  • There are family changes or other concerns that may affect your child in school
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