Should I keep my child home or
send him or her to school?
keep your child home if he or she:
a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher
been vomiting or has diarrhea
symptoms that keep him or her from participating in school, such as:
tired or lack of appetite
that he or she cannot control;
body aches, or earache
sore throat is ok for school, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no
fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in
children are headache and stomach upset, or rash. Call your doctor if your child has these
symptoms. A special test is needed to know
if it is strep throat.
Keep your child home until his or
her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medicine (like Tylenol or
Motrin). Colds can be contagious for at least 48
hours. Returning to school too soon may
slow recovery and expose other people unnecessarily to illness.
Keep your child home if he is
coughing or sneezing frequently as he or she is spreading his cold to others.
Keep your child home 24 hours
after last vomiting or diarrhea episode. Returning to school sooner than this
may spread this highly contagious virus to others!
currently have many children and adults who are ill coming to school, and each
one is passing his/her sickness to others. Please help others from becoming sick by keeping your child home during
the worst of his or her illness.
May is SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Remember to SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! when going out in the sun... SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on sunscreen, and SLAP on a hat. Parents...please apply sunscreen each time your child goes out to play...Cloudy days also have harmful UV rays which can cause skin damage later in life. FIELD DAY is coming!! Please put sunscreen on your child BEFORE school. Use cautiously on the face, as sweating may cause the sunscreen to drip into the eyes, causing burning and tearing.
Check out LINKS TO GOOD HEALTH on the sidebar for more information about how to manage your child's health.
the Community Visiting Nurses Association to find out if you are
eligible for FREE immunizations and well-baby care. Call
908-725-9355 ext 0. Se hable espanol.
¿Seguro de salud ni médico? Llame a la Asociación de enfermeras visitadorasa a 908-725-9355