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Illnesses and Injuries

When to Stay Home

While attendance at school is important, there may be times a student should stay home. If your child is ill and exhibiting any of the following symptoms, he/she should stay home from school. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse or your family's pediatrician.

  • A fever of 100 degrees F or higher
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Persistent cough
  • A rash anywhere on the body

Illness at School

Any illness during the day should be reported to the nurse. If the illness is minor, your child may be able to return to class. If there is a fever, vomiting, persistent coughing, etc., your child may need to go home.

Please make sure that you have completed emergency information on file with a phone number where you can be reached or the name and number of someone else who can come for your child. It is important that each student have up to date emergency information on file, as only the names on file will be used when a telephone call is necessary for the student.

Injuries at School

If your child’s injuries require care beyond first aid, you or the person listed on the emergency contact information will be contacted. In case of an emergency requiring immediate medical treatment, if you cannot be reached by phone, your student will be transported to the Butler Memorial Hospital, and the parent/guardian will assume responsibility for any expenses incurred.

If your child is returning to school after an injury and is on crutches or has any other condition that may require assistance during the day, be sure to notify the school nurse so that any arrangements that are needed can be made.