The school nurse provides care to students who become ill or injured at school. If a child has symptoms of illness present, he/she should remain home, in order that other children do not become infected. As a rule of thumb, a child should be without a fever (100.4) for 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school. Sick children should never be sent to school with the expectation that the school nurse can be called upon to diagnose a medical problem. If your child becomes sick at home or is injured at home or at a sporting event outside of school hours, please do not ask the child to come to the school nurse for treatment.
Please be mindful that if the student is ill and comes to school, the student could infect other students in the school. Also, your child could contract another illness because of a stressed immune system.