Nurse Kennedy is registered nurse with expertise in school health and pediatrics. She is available to provide health care whenever school is in session.
When you feel a sneeze coming along.....remember to sneeze in your sleeve!
When Should Your Child Stay Home?
When deciding whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
FEVER-Your child should stay home with a temperature greater than 100 degrees. They should return to school only after their temperature has been below 100, without fever medications, for at least 24 hours.
Keep your child home under the following conditions:
VOMITING and DIARRHEA-even if just once
FREQUENT COUGH-if congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
EXCESSIVE NASAL CONGESTION-with runny nose or frequent need to blow
- Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.
- A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before being considered non-contagious and able to return to school.
Please remember it is an extremely long day for a child who is sent to school ill. Remaining at home will help minimize the spread of the infections and viruses in the classroom.