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Too Sick for School?

 

Many times parents wonder if their child is too sick for school.  The following chart may be helpful:

 

SymptomDetailWhen to Return
Fever100.4 or more  - Usually this is a sign of an infection that may be contagious.

Fever free for 24 hours without the use of an over-the-counter fever reliever

 

VomitingMore than one episode – not induced by cough or reflux

Able to maintain a normal diet and no vomiting for 24 hours

 

Diarrhea

May lead to dehydration or be infectious

 

Diarrhea free for 24 hours

 

Frequent Persistent CoughMay indicate secondary infection

Minimal coughing or treatment begun

 

Infectious Illness (i.e. strep throat/pink eye)

Is contagious to staff and students

 

On antibiotics for 24 hours
Widespread RashCause unknown

Cause determined noninfectious

 

Persistent PainCause needs evaluation

Cause determined noninfectious

 

LiceLive lice and nits24 hours after treatment


Click HERE for FCS medical forms and information. 

 

Medication Administration Guideline

 

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