Sick Kids

Should you keep your child home from school?

 

Cold, with mild symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, mild cough.

Should you keep your child home from school?

NO. Your child may attend school if he or she is able to participate in school activities.

 

Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES. Students may return 24 hours after treatment has been started.

 

Cough

Should you keep your child home from school?

NO. For a mild cough, a student should be able to participate in normal activities. However--Keep your child home if the cough is persistent and productive, along with thick or constant nasal drainage, or accompanied by fever.

 

Diarrhea

Should you keep your child home from school?

RECOMMENDED, if diarrhea is frequent and cramping is an issue.  Students should be able to maintain regular class activities. If more than 3 loose/watery stools in 24 hours, student should stay home for 24 hours.

 

Fever

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Students should stay home if their temperature is 100 degrees or more.  Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

Poison Ivy

Should you keep your child home from school?

NO.  Poison Ivy is not contagious.  Open lesions should be covered. 

 

Strep Throat

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Students may return to school after being on antibiotics for 24 hours.

 

Vomiting

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Students should be kept at home for 24 hours after last vomiting episode.

 

Chicken Pox

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Students may return to school when all lesions are crusted.

  

Fifth Disease

Should you keep your child home from school?

NO.  By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and do not need to stay home.  They do need to stay home during the onset of fever at the beginning of the illness.

 

Influenza

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Children should stay home for the duration of the fever and until child is able is resume routine activities.

 

Mononucleosis

Should you keep your child home from school?

NO.  Infected children may attend school if they are fever free and have enough energy.

 

Ringworm

Should you keep your child home from school?

YES.  Exclude until treatment is started.  Area should be kept covered.

 

 

Good Hand-washing is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness.

 

For the protection of the other students, as well as school employees, these health policies are in place.  If you have any questions, please contact the school health office.

 

Thank you,

Oak Grove School Nurses



For more information on specific illnesses/diseases, the Oak Grove School District uses the guidelines set forth by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The handbook that we use can be found here:
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases