Is your child to sick for school?

Here's are some guidelines that can help you decide if your student to too sick to go to school.  

Keep your student home if...

Appearance & Behavior  are unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable.

Eyes- If their eyes have a thick mucus, pus drainage,  a white or yellow discharge or if they have pink eye. 

Fever - Temperature of 100 degrees or over without fever reducing medications. A student must be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. 

Nose discharge being green/ dark yellow and/or a chronic cough - Student needs to see a Dr.  They could be contagious. 

Sore Throat- When they have fever or swollen glands in the neck.  Children being treated for strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotics.  

Diarrhea - If they have 3 or more running stools in the past 24 hours.

Vomiting - If student has had 2 or more episodes of vomiting within the past 24 hours. 

Lice - A child can return after they've had a treatment and is totally free of lice.  

Scabies - A student can return after they've been treated.  

Chicken Pox - A child must stay at home for 7 days after the onset blister or until all the pox are scabbed over and dry.  

Rash - A body rash,  especially with fever or itching , should stay home.  (Heat rashes and allergic rashes are not contagious.)  

Bringing a sick child to school puts others at risk of getting sick.  Please, keep sick children at home.  While this may be an inconvenience, in the long run, this means fewer lost work days and less illnesses for students, parents, and staff.  

Please contact our Nurse Laura Parker at 903-796-7181 ext 1017  or email at lparker@mcleodisd.net if you have any questions.  

Stay Well! 

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