Should I or Shouldn't I Send My Child to School Today?

Should I or Shouldn't I Send My Child to School Today?

In an effort to safeguard your child's health and the health of all the children in our school, we have a few suggestions which will help stop the spread of infection among students and staff.  These guidelines should be used as a reference point to aid you in making a sound decision regarding school attendance.

Strep Throat: Children may return to school 24-48 hours after the first dose of antibiotic therapy has started, provided the child is feeling well enough to attend and does not have any other symptoms.

Fever: Children may return to school when their temperature has been normal for 24 hours.  Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) may lower an elevated temperature, therefore the child should be off any of these medications for 24 hours as well.

Cold: Children should stay home if he/she is too uncomfortable to complete his/her work.  Children should also stay home if they have a severe cough.

Vomiting/Diarrhea: Children should be symptom-free for 24 hours and be able to hold down food and fluids before returning to school.

Pink Eye/Conjuctivitis: Children need 3 sets/doses of drops and no drainage and/or crusting in the morning before returning to school.

Please remember, good nutrition and hand washing are our #1 way to prevent the spread of disease.

If still in doubt, call Mrs.  Sienkiewicz at 972-827-9775 ext. 219 with your questions and concerns.

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