Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illness/diseases, new diagnoses or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance. Please make sure the emergency card is completed, signed and updated as needed.
Questions and Answers for Parents
Is my child too ill to attend school? Parents are often confronted with this decision when a child complains of not feeling well. Here are some guidelines to help you with your decision:
- Fever - 100 degrees or higher - should not attend school and should be free of fever 24 hours before returning to school.
- Sore Throat/Colds/Coughs - Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance.
- Rash - Accompanied with other symptoms such as fever/sore throat/vomiting should not attend school.
- Vomiting and Diarrhea - A child should be free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.