Welcome to Nurse Sally's office

Guidelines For Student Illness

The following guidelines are to help us provide a healthy environment for your child in school.

  1. Please KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME when he/she has:
  • cold symptoms with fever, malaise, cough, discolored nasal drainage
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • eye drainage (profuse and/or thick)
  • fever (greater than 100.4 F)
  • rash (undiagnosed - not seen by MD)
  • sore throat with positive culture - 24 hrs after antibiotics started
  • when your student feels too sick to take part in the school day

2. Your CHILD MAY RETURN to school when:

  • temperature is normal for 24 hrs after stopping Tylenol or Ibuprofen
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting has stopped for 24 hrs
  • rash has been seen by MD (must bring note to school nurse)
  • 24 hrs after starting antibiotics


  • Children unable to participate in PE class because of injury (wearing cast, splint, or using crutches) or illness must bring a note to the nurse from the student's MD indicating restrictions/accommodations and the duration of time necessary.
  • Children who have been treated for an injury, have had a surgery, or have been hospitalized overnight must bring a note to the nurse form the student's MD stating they may return to school and indicating any restrictions/accommodations necessary.


CIAC requires a current physical examination form be on file with the school nurse in order to participate in sports. The physical exam expires 13 months from the date of the examination. When the physical expires, the student-athlete is INELIGIBLE to practice and/or compete. Student athletes and their parents are responsible for knowing the expiration date of their physical. In the event that time has lapsed, a student may obtain a bridge note from her/his MD giving temporary clearance to play until scheduled physical date. The note must be provided to the health office for verification.

Sally Riggio, RN BS

Valley Regional School Nurse


Health office:

Phone 860-526-5701

Fax 860-526-9281