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Medical Tips

In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment in school, please review the following guidelines regarding student illnesses. The guidelines are meant to provide simple and effective precautions against the transmission of disease and/or infection as well as decrease the risk of exposure for all students and school personnel.

* Students should remain home and be fever (100 degress or higher) free for 24 hours.

* If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea before school, please keep him/her home until at least 24 hours after it subsides.

* All persistent rashes should be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis in order to determine the communicability of the rash. Nurses cannot diagnose the various rashes.

* If your child has a discolored (yellow to green) nasal discharge, this may indicate an infection, thus your child may need to see a physician.

* All students with Head Lice are to be checked back into school through the School Nurse Office. Doctor's notes or Health Unit slips are not acceptable.

* All ringworms must be covered while at school. Ringworm in the scalp must be seen by a doctor.

* Report all communicable diseases to the school - i.e. Chickenpox (Varicella), Fifths disease, etc.

* All Chickenpox (Varicella) sores should be completely dry before the student returns to school.