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Important Message from the School Nurse
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Help Prevent the Spread of Germs
Help Prevent the Spread of Germs
Help Prevent the Spread of Germs

Dear Parent/Guardian,

            We all agree that healthy children learn better. In an effort to prevent the spread of germs at school during the winter months and the upcoming flu season, we ask that you keep your child home from school if he/she is ill. Should your child become ill while at school, you or your designee will be asked to take him/her home until they are feeling better. The Jackson County Board of Education policy says that students with a fever over 100 degrees or above will be sent home and that the student must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications) before returning to school. We ask that your child stay at home if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

 

Fever of 100 degrees or above

 

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain

 

Unusual drowsiness or tiredness

 

Sore throat

 

Viral cold - the first few days when your child is most uncomfortable

 

Persistent cough

 

Red, inflamed eyes with a discharge

 

Any sore oozing fluid or pus

 

Any rash that has not been diagnosed

 

Head or body lice that has not been treated

 

Earache 

 

Or any other symptoms suggestive of illness.

           

 

Please note that parents are required to explain absences in writing within two days of the absence. Three parent notes are allowed per semester. Any additional days must be verified by a professional in order for the absence to be excused. 

 

Thank you,

Monica McKenzie, RN                                                                                         

School Nurse

(256)776-2874

 

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