When to Keep your Child Home from School
- A fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serious cold symptoms, for example coughing, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
- Muscle, body aches or fatigue.
- Sore throat that interferes with swallowing, or with a fever and/or rash.
- Cough with wheezing, moderate to severe chest pain or mucous.
- Headache severe enough to interfere with learning.
- Diarrhea or vomiting.
- Open sores with drainage or undiagnosed rash.
- Untreated head lice.
- “Pinkeye” when the whites of the eye(s) are completely red and pus may be present.
Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication in order to return back to school.
Students experiencing multiple episodes of vomiting, and/or diarrhea should be kept home for 24 hours after symptoms subside.
Students placed on antibiotic therapy for bacterial conditions such as strep throat or pink eye must be on medication for at least 24 hours before returning back to school.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions
Peggy Yee RN BSN
Nicolet High School Nurse