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Send to School:
1. Vague complaints of aches, pains or fatigue.
2. Sniffles, a runny nose and a mild cough without a fever.
Keep home from School
1. Any physical or emotional condition that would prevent him/her from participating comfortably in class.
2. A fever of 100 degrees or more. Coupled with a rash, earache, sore throat, sluggishness or nausea, fever may signal a highly contagious infection. Keep home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Give only Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (Motrin). Never give aspirin to a child under 19.
3. A persistent, productive cough and wheezing coupled with a thick or constant nasal discharge.
4. An undiagnosed rash, especially when there is a fever and behavioral changes.
5. Pinkeye, in which there is a white or yellow discharge, often with matted eyelids after sleep, eye pain and redness.
6. Head lice - keep home until treated and all nits are removed. Must see school nurse before returning to class. School nurse hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7. Chicken Pox - Keep home until all blisters are scabbed over and dry.
8. Diarrhea or vomiting.
9. Impetigo - Keep home for 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment.
10. Ringworm (contagious fungus infection) - Keep home until treatment is started. Ringworm on the scalp requires an oral medication. Ringworm on the body can be treated a cream applied directly to the affected area and covered with a Band-Aid.