Health Information & Tips

It seems like there is always something going around when it comes to kids.
Here are some guidelines to help you to know when to keep your child home from school.


If your child appears unusually tired, irritable, pale or has an unusual lack of appetite.


If your child has had three or more watery stools in a 24-hour period, especially if your child acts or looks ill, it is recommended they do not come to school.


Eyes are sometimes swollen and irritated by allergens or virus. But bacterial Pink Eye is very contagious, so it's best to check with your doctor before sending your child to school with the following symptoms: Thick mucus or pus draining from eye, or if eye is red, puffy and itchy or painful. Your child can attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment for bacterial Pink Eye.


Temperature of 100.4 or higher is an indication that your child could be contagious. Giving a child Tylenol or Ibuprofen will bring the temperature down, and make them more comfortable, but will not prevent them from passing their illness on to classmates. Please keep them home.

Children should remain at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen.


Vomiting within the past 24 hours. Exception would be if vomiting was caused by coughing.


Children cannot return to school until their hair has been treated with lice shampoo and there are no live lice. The student needs to check in with the nurse before returning to class.


Especially with fever, or swollen glands in the neck. A frequent cough can be a distraction to the class.


If you have any questions, please call your school nurse