Information from the Nurse
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME
The following is a guideline for when to keep your student home. Please help us keep all Falcon Creek students healthy by adhering to the following:
- Temperature above 100.0°
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours—the student should be able to keep food and liquid down before returning to school.
- Sore throat in conjunction with fever, swollen glands, vomiting, body aches—this may be strep throat. Students diagnosed with strep throat can generally return to school after 24 hours on antibiotics.
- Red eyes with a white or discolored discharge or eyelashes stuck together upon awakening—these are symptoms of conjunctivitis, which is very contagious. Consult your doctor. Students with conjunctivitis can return to school after 24 hours on antibiotic eye drops.
- Severe cough with thick green or brown sputum, or cough associated with difficulty breathing or wheezing—consult your doctor for these symptoms.
In general, a child too ill to participate in regular school activities is not well enough to be in school.
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