25 Feb, 2020
We want to send out a friendly reminder of our school policies regarding illness. As the flu season continues, it is important to remember that students who have a temperature of 100 degrees or above should not be sent to school. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. This is to ensure that your child is healthy enough to return and minimize the exposure of illnesses to other students and staff members.
Sending students to school who have a fever or are vomiting, only to have them sent home by the clinic, puts other students and staff at an unnecessary risk for catching the illness. It is important to always encourage your student to use proper handwashing techniques at all times. School nurses, classroom teachers, and parents must work together to help keep all students healthy.
Indications for exclusion of children from school and illness guidelines are listed below:
If you have any questions about whether your child is healthy enough to return to school, please contact your child’s physician. We appreciate all the support in keeping our students healthy!
Erika Terry, BSN, RN
MSD of Martinsville School Corporation