Protocols for Keeping Sick Children Home

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:15 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 8:34 AM ]
When to keep your child home from school:

24-Hour Rule: A child should stay home for at least 24 hours to rest if the following symptoms are present the morning of school or the previous night:

·      Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

A child should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication

·      Excessive coughing or sneezing

·      Ear pain and/or eye drainage

·      Vomiting and/or Diarrhea

·      An unusual rash

Antibiotic has been prescribed: If an antibiotic medication is prescribed to your child for any illness, they should also stay home until they have been on the antibiotics for a full 24 hours.

Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent germs and infections from being passed around. Please encourage your kids to practice good hand washing.

Thank you,

Sabrina Marchant, RN, BSN

Hosmer Elementary School Nurse

Phone: (617) 926 -7751

Fax: (617) 924-4218


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