Laura Dictado, BSN RN
Phone: 648-5607

Parents should evaluate if their child should attend school when showing signs or symptoms of a possible contagious illness to protect their child, other students, and school staff. It is recommended that a child with the following not attend school:

  • An oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.
  • Open draining skin areas that have not been evaluated by a healthcare provider.
  • More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider or child is contagious.
  • Skin rash that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • Eye appears pink/red with thick yellow discharge (matted eyelid after sleep)
  • Chicken Pox (stay home until all blisters are scabbed over or dry)
  • Persistent productive cough.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Antibiotics prescribed for an infection. Medicine must be taken for at least 24 hours before a child can return to school with a return to school note from the prescribing health care provider and must be fever free.
  • Students that are treated for a contagious illness. Healthcare provider must provide a back to school note to the school nurse. (i.e., flu, mononucleosis, strep, etc.)
  • Students taking fever-reducing medication to mask a fever.

The nurse will contact the parent of a student showing the above signs and symptoms and recommend that he/she are picked up from school. Please contact the school nurse should you have any questions.