Sick Day Guidelines
Helpful Daily Health Check Chart
click here for chart: http://www.mpsaz.org/health/parent_info/files/health-check-e.pdf
Consider keeping your child home if he or she:
- Has a fever of 100.4 or higher
- Has been vomiting
- Has had diarrhea
- Has excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
- Has a productive cough or excessive sneezing
- Has a headache, body aches, or earache
- Has large amounts of thick nasal drainage
- Has a sore throat (a minor one is usually not a problem and parents can send cough drops to school with their child including a note for the teacher. A severe throat, even in the absence of a fever, could be strep especially if associated with difficulty swallowing, or stomach ache. The health office can only provide your child with a salt water gargle during the school day).
Please keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and unnecessarily expose others.
Sick day guidelines by Triaminic: http://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/2013/09/17/from-triaminic-knowing-when-a-sick-day-is-needed
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