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    GUIDELINES ON WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME
     
    Fever of 100 or more - Stay home and encourage fluids. A child must remain fever free without the use of medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

    ·         Vomiting or diarrhea - Stay home 24 hours after last episode and encourage fluids.

    ·         Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours - Note that strep throat may be present without a fever, and may have symptoms of headache and stomachache.

    ·         Large amounts of green or yellow nasal discharge - A day or two of rest, a light diet with extra fluids and fewer dairy products will help resolve a cold, and will be a help in minimizing the spread of viruses at school. A child who is feeling run down, losing sleep due to their cold, or sneezing and coughing is not going to be able to attend to learning.

    ·         Earache - If these last more than a day or if pain is severe, please consult your health care provider.

    ·         Impetigo or other skin rash - Please have these identified and treated for 24 hours before returning to school.

    ·         "Pinkeye" or conjunctivitis - A draining, itchy eye that is red must be treated with antibiotic eye medicine before a child returns to school.

    ·         An uncontrolled cough- Stay home and encourage fluids. If it lasts more than 48 hours or is accompanied by a fever, consult your health care provider.