When Illness Occurs at School
When a child becomes ill in school, the nurse may determine that he or she should be sent home. Parents should make arrangements for the child to be picked up at the nurse's office as soon as possible after the nurse's phone call to home, or to the emergency number provided by the parent at the beginning of the school year.
School policy states that a student must be fever and symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
If the nurse finds a problem through any of the examinations given a child, or through her observations, she will notify the parent by phone or written notice to explain her findings.