How sick is too sick for school?
Students experiencing colds, nasal congestion, minor aches/pains, mild fever, or mild respiratory problems need not be excluded from school. When the following symptoms are present, attendance is discouraged until symptoms resolve/improve, or a physician is consulted and suggests a date of return:
Breathing difficulty—any shortness of breath, wheezing.
Severe cough—a cough that persists even though the child is inactive or interferes with sleep or occurs when talking.
Fever—>100 Fahrenheit. Low grade fevers 99-100, in the absence of other symptoms may go to school.
Fatigue—difficulty staying awake, inability to focus attention due to illness.
Pain—If it interferes with activities of daily living such as movement, appetite, participation, or focus in class.
Rash—one that is persisting and/or spreading with an unknown origin.
Students with the following conditions are not considered contagious after 24 hours of treatment and may return to school unless their provider indicates otherwise: Strep throat, Scabies, Ringworm, Impetigo, and Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye.)
Covid guidelines—If someone tests positive for Covid they will need to isolate for 5 days. It is encouraged that they wear a mask after returning to school for an additional 5 days. Students or staff that have had an exposure to a person with Covid can continue to come to school unless exhibiting symptoms. I will have some testing available.
Thank you, Nurse Sophia RN