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When to keep your child home from school

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When to keep your child home from school:


Fever: Temperature of 100.0 or higher. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Ex: Tylenol, Advil, Motrin. If your child becomes feverish at school, you will be called to pick your child up from school.


Vomiting: Vomiting within the past 24 hours. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be free from vomiting for at least 24 hours, medication free and are able to eat 2 solid meals before returning to school.


Diarrhea: Diarrhea within the past 24 hours. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be free from diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to school.


Rash: Body rash with itching or fever. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be completely free of rash itching or fever. Child will need to be cleared by their Doctor before returning to school. Please send documentation to the School Nurse.


Head Lice: Live lice and Itchy head. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be treated with appropriate lice treatment at home and proof needs to be provided to the School Nurse. If you need help with purchasing Lice treatment, you can contact First Family Services at 256-362-7254. Their address is 130 Westgate Apartments, Talladega, Al 35160.


Eye Infection: Redness, itching and/or draining from the eye or eyes. DO NOT send your child to school. Child MUST be evaluated a Doctor and have a Doctor excuse before returning to school. Some children have allergies that cause itching and slight redness to the eyes. Ask your child’s Doctor if you believe they may have allergy eyes. Allergy eye drops are available Over the Counter for this condition.


FLU: Most common Flu symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, sneezing, runny nose, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue/tired. Other symptoms: head congestion, nausea, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. Flu spreads very easily through cough/sneezing, handshakes, sharing drinks or eating utensils, kissing, and by touching a contaminated surfaces such as a doorknob, table, grocery cart, even pencils or pens. DO NOT send your child to school if they exhibit symptoms of a Flu-like illness. Child MUST be evaluated by a Doctor and have a Doctor excuse before returning to school. It is not too late to receive a Flu Vaccine, if you or your child have not already done so.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call Nurse Ryan at 256-315-5783 or 256-589-0348

Please be sure that we have a correct phone number on file in the office.