Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I know whether to keep my child home from school or not?
- He/She has had a fever of 100 degrees of higher (without Motrin, Tylenol) within the last 24 hours.
- He/She has been vomiting and/or has diarrhea during the night or in morning before
- He/She has a rash or anything you feel that may be contagious.
If my child is sent home from school with an illness when may he/she return to school?
- A child may return to school when he/she is fever (100 degrees and/or higher) free for
24 hours prior to returning to school. A child must also be free of vomiting and/or
diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Please bring doctor’s note to front
office if your child visited the doctor.
Is my child capable of bringing his/her medicines to school? On the bus?
- Children are not permitted to carry medications to school including while on the bus.
- Over-the-Counter (OTC) meds are also not to be carried to school by students.
- Parent/Guardian may bring medications (prescribed and/or OTC) in original containers
that are not expired to the nurse. Prescriptions must include student’s name, current
- Consent to dispense medications must be signed by the parent/guardian.