Health Information

School Nurses


A student should stay home from school if he or she:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or more
  • Has had a fever above 100 degrees in the last 24 hours
  • Has vomited in the last 24 hours
  • Has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
  • Has a runny nose that requires a great deal of management time
  • Has a persistent cough that interferes with concentration
  • Is too tired to engage in usual activities
  • Has a significantly decreased appetite
  • Has eye(s) that are red, watery, or draining
  • Has been on a medication for an infection for fewer than 24 hours

Generally, after the above listed symptoms disappear, students require an additional 24 hours to recover. If you are in doubt about whether or not to send your child to school during or following an illness, please call the health office at your child's school for advice. If your child has a persistent cough, rash, fever, bump, or other bothersome symptom, you should contact your pediatrician.