Dear Parent/Guardian, If your child will be absent, please call the Nurse's Office at 631-2440, ext. 113.
For the health and well-being of all in our school community, it is important for everyone to be aware that, as per the guidelines set forth by our school district physician, your child must be fever free for 24 hours without medication prior toreturning to school. Please review the following symptoms below which would require your child to stay home from school:
- Fever- If your child's temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep your child home. While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free (below 100 degrees) for 24 hours (without medicine) before returning to school.
- Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms- Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu, or pneumonia.
- Diarrhea or Vomiting- Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode (without medicine).
- Sore Throat- A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Keep your child home from school, and contact a doctor. Your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. He or she can return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins.
- Rash- Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. One possibility is impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. Also, fifth disease is a contagious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes; it's no longer contagious by the time rash appears.
- Red, Itchy or Crusty Eye/s- If conjunctivitis is suspected, a child must be sent home. Parent/Guardian is asked to consult with a physician. Child may return to school when eye drops have been given for a 24 hour period and/or the child has been approved to return to school by their physician.
If you have any questions please contact the nurse’s office @ 914-631-2440, ext. 113.