Sickness Guidelines from
Nurse Mary Brown
- A student with a fever of 100.0F or higher should not come to school. If a student comes to school with a fever the student will be sent home.
- A student should be FEVER FREE for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication, such as Tylenol or Motrin) BEFORE returning to school.
- When a student is assessed by the nurse to be vomitings, the student will be sent home. The student should not return to school unless it has been at least 12-24 hours since nausea/vomiting or diarrhea has occurred.
- Any rash assessed by the nurse to be potentially contagious, must be covered by clothing, a dressing or bandage and should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
A 911 call may be made when the school nurse or school staff determines
a student has a medical condition that requires immediate treatment. A student may be transported to a local ER in order not to delay medical treatment.
A visit or admission to a hospital for illness or injury requires a signed release from the doctor before returning to school. All releases must precede or accompany the student returning to school.
(Morgan County Board Policy)