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Guidelines for Sick Children

YOUR CHILD MUST REMAIN HOME IF HE/SHE HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever of 100 degrees F: Keep your child at home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea: Children must be without vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before they return to school. This includes two or more episodes of either in the previous 24 hours.

MEDICAL CARE IS RECOMMENDED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION OR ILLNESS:

  • Any wounds with increasing redness, pain, swelling, warm to the touch, red streaks into surrounding tissue, yellow/green drainage, or slow healing.

  • Sudden onset of severe sore throat possibly accompanied by a fever

  • Toothache accompanied by fever or facial swelling.

  • Any rash that is accompanied by a fever, covers multiple body areas, spreads quickly, or is preceded by other symptoms of illness.

  • Symptoms of an eye infection including redness of the whites of the eyes accompanied by white or yellow mucus.

  • Uncontrolled coughing, breathing difficulty, wheezing

  • Stiff neck accompanied by a fever

FOR ANY ILLNESS DIAGNOSED BY YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL POLICY:

  • 3417 for Communicable Diseases (referenced to Montana State Law 37.114.203 ARM)

*IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION OR ILLNESS LISTED ABOVE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IMMEDIATELY TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD.