RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE ON ATTENDANCE
BASED ON GUIDELINES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND THE
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Keep your child home from school when:
*Their temperature is 100 degrees or more prior to school in the morning, or highter temperature associated with cold like symptoms. They should be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication like Tylenol or Ibuprofen) before returning to school.
*They vomited the evening/morning before school.
*They have peristent diarrhea or diarrhea not contained.
*They have red eye(s) accompanied with drainage or matting.
*They have been diagnosed with an infection (such as "pink eye", strep throat, MRSA, impetigo). They should be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Please feel free to call us for any questions or concerns. Always contact your child's health care provider if your child's illness is prolonged or if you are uncertain about sending them to school or keeping them home.