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Health

Name
Position
Telephone (860)
E-Mail
Marney Reardon
School Health Coordinator
647-3324
Carla Goolsby
School Health Secretary
647-5074
Documents & Forms
 

 

Illness

Stay Home or

Go to School?

Details

Chicken Pox

Home

Children with chicken pox must stay home from school until all spots are dried and crusted, usually 5-6 days

Cold with mild symptoms     (stuffy nose, sneezing,

mild cough)

School

Your child may attend school if he/she is fever free for 24 hours and is able to participate in school activities.

Cough

Home

If the cough is persistent and irritating, it is disruptive to learning.

Diarrhea

Home

Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea without the use of medicine.

Fever

Home

Students should stay home if temperature is 100.4 degrees or more.  Keep home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicine.

Fifth Disease

School

By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and do not need to stay home.

Head Lice

Home

Students may return after their hair has been treated with a pediculicidal agent, i.e. Nix 

Impetigo

Home

Students may return to school 24 hours after treatment starts. Sores should be covered at school.

Ringworm

School

Students may come to school as long as area is being treated and is covered.

Strep Throat

Home

Students may return to school 24 hours after antibiotics has started and temperature is less than 100.4 degrees.

Vomiting

Home

Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting associated with gastrointestinal illness without the use of medicine.

 

If child is sent home from school with a temperature, vomiting or diarrhea, they must remain home until they have been vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication.

 

 

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