• When do I keep my child home due to illnes?

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    • When do I keep my child home due to illness?

      • Parents should keep their child home from school because of a serious illness, injury or a condition that can be passed on to other children. Although no comprehensive list is possible, the following conditions may be considered appropriate reasons to keep a student home from school:
      • Examples of severe illness or injury:
        • Vomiting
        • Temperature 100 °F or higher. Children with a fever (> 100 °F) must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
        • Abdominal pain
        • Earache
        • Head injury
        • Adverse medication effect
        • Suspected fracture
        • Chest pain
        • Severe pain
        • Severe shortness of breath or wheezing

      Examples of possible communicable conditions:

      • Vomiting
      • Loose stools/ diarrhea
      • Suspected communicable disease
      • Nuisance condition not currently being treated, e.g., ringworm, scabies, head lice
      • Red, draining eyes
      • A persistent runny nose with yellow/green discharge, accompanied by fever
      • A productive cough, accompanied by fever
      • Undiagnosed rash

      Any questions or health-related concerns? Contact your school nurse @ 410-222-3815

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