Is your child too sick for school?
What if it is 6:30 a.m. and your child announces “I feel sick”? How do you decide to keep your child home from school? Following are some tips from your Sturgeon R-V nurses.
Keep your child home if they have:
A temperature over 100.0 F
Persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
A severe cold with fever over 99.0 F and sneezing
A cough that keeps them up at night, worsens with activity or is combined with other symptoms
A persistent red throat, especially if you see tonsils are enlarged or white spots
A severe and/or persistent earache
Redness in the whites of their eyes, yellow eye discharge and/or matted lashes
(signs of Pink Eye).
Pink Eye is highly contagious and needs to be diagnosed by a doctor.
An all -over body rash that is blistery, oozing or painful. This could be a sign of a contagious infection.
If your child is sent home from school with a temperature or vomiting/diarrhea, your child should not return to school until 24 hours after the symptoms have passed.
1.Please do not send any type of medication to school with your child. If your child needs medication, it needs to be brought in by an adult. Please bring written instructions.
2.If you have a change in your phone number, please contact the school office so that we can contact you in the event your child becomes ill at school.
3.To contact the Nurses Office in the Elementary/Middle School, please call (573)687-2091.
4.To contact the Nurses Office in the High School, please call (573)687-3512.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health, please let us know. Thank you for allowing us to help take care of your children!
Mary Wolf, RN
Cathy Roberts, Aide