We have provided some basic guidelines for common health problems in
school children. Please use this information as a reference when
deciding when to keep your child home from school.
- Fever of 100 or more --- Your child must be
free of fever for 24 hours before he/she may return to school.
Children should not come to school if they would have a fever
without medication (acetaminophen or ibuprofen). Encourage your
child to drink plenty of fluid.
- Vomiting or diarrhea--- Your child must be
free of all vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before he/she returns
to school. Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluid.
- Sore throat---Note that strep throat may be
present without a fever and may include symptoms of headache and
stomachache. Children diagnosed with strep throat must be treated
with antibiotics for a full 24 hours and be fever free before
returning to school. Replacing your child’s toothbrush after 24
hours of antibiotics will reduce the risk of re-infection.
- Runny nose, cough---If your child has a cough
which is frequent and persistent and would interfere with his/her
learning, please keep him/her home. Often, a light diet, plenty of
fluids and rest will be a help in minimizing the spread of cold
viruses at school.
Please remind your children to wash their hands frequently with
soap and water. This helps to reduce the incidences of illness. If you
have any questions about when to send your child to school, please
contact the nurse at:
Fort River 362-1200
Crocker Farm 362-1600