When to Keep Your Student Home from School
Common symptoms for which a child should remain at home are:
- FEVER: A child, who has had a fever of 100 degrees F. or over, should stay home for at least 24 hours after fever has passed without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- VOMITING: Students who have vomited should remain home for at least 12-24 hours from the last episode and have been hungry for and kept down 2 normal meals.
- DIARRHEA: Students who have loose/liquid stool should remain home until normal bowel patterns return.
- SECRETIONS: Children with significant runny noses and/or profuse cough need to remain home until the secretions have diminished to a controllable/containable level.
- GENERAL ACHES/PAINS: If your child has any physical discomforts (i.e.: stomach ache, headache, sore throat, etc.), carefully assess your child. Your child should stay home if they have any of the above accompanying symptoms or are too uncomfortable to be able to concentrate in class.
Our first concern is for the well being of each child. If there are concerns regarding your child's health status please contact your school nurse. Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all our children healthy!
Carol Gunning, RN, BSN
Snoqualmie Valley School District Nurse
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