The Fairhaven Clinic would like to give you some guidelines as to when your child should not come to school.
Appearance/ Behavior: If your child is pale, unusually tired or has no appetite, your child may be coming down with something and should be kept at home to be monitored.
Eyes: If your child has any redness, burning, itching or drainage from the eyes, this may be a sign of “pink eye” which is contagious. Your child should remain at home and should be evaluated by your health care provider before returning. If your child is diagnosed with “pink eye” or conjunctivitis, they must be on drops for at least 24 hours before returning.
Fever: If your child has a fever of 100.4 or greater, he/she should be kept home and must be fever free without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen for 24 hours before returning.
Nasal discharge, chronic cough or sore throat: A child exhibiting any of these symptoms should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. These conditions could be contagious and require treatment. If an antibiotic is ordered by your healthcare provider, it must be taken for a full 24 hours before your child may return.
Diarrhea/ vomiting: Any child exhibiting 2 or more watery stools in 24 hours or vomiting should not be sent to school. The child should be free of diarrhea/ vomiting for at least 24 hours before returning.
Rash: Any child exhibiting a rash or a rash combined with fever should not be sent to school and evaluated by your healthcare provider. Any child exhibiting a suspicious rash at school will be sent home and need to have verification from your healthcare provider that the rash is not contagious.
Lice /Nits: Any child with lice or nits should remain home from school until their hair is free of lice /nits. After treatment and lice/nit removal, the child will need to be checked by Nursing in order to return to school. The child will not be transported by busing and will have to be brought in by parents.
Any child coming to school with the above symptoms puts all children and school staff members at risk for illness. We wish to keep all members of our school community safe and well. As always if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Lynnette Dechellis R.N.
Regina Poullas R.N.
420 Lincoln Way
Niles, Ohio 44446
Nursing Phone 330 652 -5811, ext 7