Friendly Reminders from the Nurse
When to keep your student home...
Posted on 01/09/2018

• Fever (considered as temperature of 100° or greater): Student must stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

• Diarrhea (considered as more than twice in a 24 hour period): Student must stay home until no loose stools for 24 hours, unless other symptoms are still present.

• Vomiting: Student must stay home until he/she can tolerate a normal diet without vomiting for 24 hours.

• Influenza (considered fever with one or more of the following: body aches, chills, sore throat, or cough): Student must stay home until symptom free for 24 hours

• Rashes: Students with rashes accompanied by fever or other signs of illness must be evaluated by their health care provider and cleared to return to school.

⇛ Any questions about other illnesses your student is experiencing should be directed to your student’s school nurse or by calling our office directly at 360-662-1070.

References: Center for Disease Control

Washington State Department of Health

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction InfectiousDiseaseControlGuide.pdf