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Cold and Flu Season is upon us!

Posted on: October 7, 2019

The season of sickness is upon is!  We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of district policies regarding sickness and medications.  The following information can be found on the district web page under the nursing page:

*All medication must be checked in to the office by an adult.  This includes cough drops!*

Please do not send an ill child to school.  Follow these guidelines for communicable disease and exclusion to help keep our community healthy. Keep your child home for:

Fever greater than 100.5 degrees – May return when temperature is below 100.5 degrees for a minimum of 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Vomiting – May return when there has been no vomiting for 24 hours.

Diarrhea, 3 loose or watery stools in 24 hours or sudden onset – May return after diarrhea has resolved for 24 hours.

Stiff neck or headache with fever – May return when symptom free or with doctor clearance.

Sleepy, lethargic or irritable – May return when symptom free with doctor clearance.

Colored drainage from eyes, ears or nose.  Skin lesions that are weepy, fluid or pus-filled – May return when resolved or with written clearance from the doctor.  Sores must be covered.

Rash, sores or wounds – May return when resolved or with written clearance from the doctor.

Difficulty breathing, congestion, serious, sustained, or productive cough with or without fever – May return when symptom free or student has been on antibiotics for 24 hours, with written release from the doctor.  Antibiotics are not effective for viral illness.

Strep throat – Must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have written consent from the doctor to return to school.  Contact your health care provider for any severe sore throat.

Yellow color of skin/eyes – May return with written clearance from doctor.

White, clay colored, or bloody stool – May return with written clearance from the doctor.

Brown or bloody urine – May return with written clearance from doctor.

Keep your child home for any symptoms or complaints that prevent them from active participation in usual school activities.

After an illness of two or more weeks, surgery or other change in health status – May return with written instruction from the doctor regarding medication or special health needs at school.