Guidelines For Keeping Children Home

  • The Harrison School District kindly asks parents and guardians to not send sick children to school. Please follow the guidelines below to help you determine if your child is well enough for school attendance.

     

    If you have a question regarding an illness or symptom, please consult with your primary care provider. Our nurses can assess and refer, but they do not diagnose illnesses or prescribe new treatments and medications.


    Fever

    • Stay Home: Student has a body temperature of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Return: Student is fever-free for at least 24 hours without the help of fever-reducing medicine like Tylenol.

    Vomiting

    • Stay Home: Student has vomited within the past 24 hours.
    • Return: Student has not vomited within the past 24 hours.

    Diarrhea

    • Stay Home: Student has had frequent, loose stools within the past 24 hours.
    • Return: Student has not had frequent, loose stools within the past 24 hours.

    Rash

    • Stay Home: Student has a rash on their body with itching/pain OR a fever.  Student will be referred for doctor evaluation if communicable rash or skin lesion is suspected.
    • Return: Student no longer displays these symptoms, OR health care provider has cleared the student to return to classes, and any prescribed antibiotic has been taken for at least 24 hours.

    Head Lice

    • Stay Home: Student has an itchy head and active head lice.
    • Return: Student has received the appropriate treatment and no longer has live lice detected in hair. 

    Eye Infections

    • Stay Home: Student’s eye has redness, pain and drainage of pus. 
    • Return: Student’s eye does not have drainage of pus and he/she has been evaluated by a doctor.  If necessary,  the student has taken the prescribed eye antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Hospital Visits

    • Stay Home: Student has been admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room.
    • Return: Student has been released by his or her medical provider and cleared to return to classes.

    Strep Throat/Bacterial Infections

    • Stay Home: Student has been diagnosed with – or is suspected to have – strep throat or another bacterial infection.
    • Return: Health care provider has cleared the student to return to classes, and any prescribed antibiotic has been taken for at least 24 hours.