Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

What if my child wakes up with a fever? Should I send him or her to school that day?

  • No, do not send your child to school if she or he has a fever of a 100 or over. It is best to keep your child at home for the day, so you can monitor them closely to see if they later develop more symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. If the fever continues with or without other symptoms notify your doctor and let them check your child before having them return to school.

What if my child wakes up with a rash? Can I send my child to school?

  • No, do not send your child to school with a rash. It is better to keep them at home and to make an appointment with your doctor to find out what is causing his or her rash. Once the doctor writes a note for the child stating they can return to school your child may return the next day. Please send the doctor's note along with your child when he returns to school.

What if my child is running fever at night with or without nausea and vomiting, but feels okay in the morning. Should I send my child to school?

  • No, please do not send your child to school even though they are free of symptoms the next day. Alot of times the child will feel okay in the morning because they have taken tylenol and they will not be running a temp. But, later on in the day when the tylenol wears off the child will begin spiking a temp again later in the day and will begin vomiting again. So your child will need to be monitored at home until he or she is free from fever and other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

What if my child has migraines? What instructions should I send to school in regard to the migraines?

  • If your child has migraines please let the nurse and the teacher know what the doctor suggests to do if your child should have a migraine at school. The nurse will need a note from your doctor to let her know when to give meds. for the migraines. The doctor will usually write a note to give meds. for the headache when the child starts complaining. If meds. are not given right away the child may develop nausea with vomiting along with the severe headache. If meds. are given right away the child will rest awhile and the headache usually goes away without the nausea. If the headache continues after meds. are given and the child rests awhile the parent will be contacted to pick up their child and take them to the doctor and then take them home to rest.

If my child develops Asthma and needs breathing treatments 3 times a day may I send his machine to school for the nurse to give him or her the treatment at noon?

  • Yes, you may send the machine and medicines to school for the School Nurse to give the medicine at noon. Please send a note giving instructions of the time and amount of medication to be given to your child. Also state that you are giving the nurse permission to give the medicines.

What if my child wakes up with red eyes? Could this possibly be pink eye? And is it okay to send my child to school that day?

  • If your child wakes up with red eyes it could be pink eye and it could be just allergies. Please have your doctor check your child before having him return to school. If it is pink eye it could spread to other children in the classroom.

What if my child comes home and I discover that he or she has head lice?

  • If your child comes home with head lice please don't panic! First go to the store and buy some lice shampoo and treat your childs hair according to the directions on the bottle. It does not have to be an expensive lice shampoo to work. Please treat the other children in the family as well. If the child is under 5 yrs. of age consult with your doctor on what to use.

What if my child has an injury during the weekend? May I send my child to school the next day?

  • If your child has an injury during the weekend please have your doctor check him or her before they return to school. Have your doctor write a note stating they may return to school along with any limitations. The nurse will sign the note and then give the note back to your child to have the classroom teacher sign the note as well. Your child will then take the note to P.E. and give it to the P.E. teacher. If your child is unable to do P.E. they will also not be able to participate in recess to reduce the risks of another injury.
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