At AHIS your child's health is important to us. This month we are highlighting the importance of knowing “When should you keep your child home from school. ”
A very important that you do not send your child to school if he/she has a contagious disease. If your child does not feel well enough to participate in class they should stay at home to get better and to not spread the illness to others.
Here are some guidelines to help you know if you should send your child to school or not.
Please do not send you child to school when your child has:
Diarrhea: If your child has had diarrhea 3 to 4 times within a 24 hour period.
Vomiting: If your child has vomited within a 12 hour before the school day starts
Fever over 38 °C: If your child have fever of 38 degrees or above. Please do not send him/her to school until there are no signs of the fever for 24 hours.
Pink eye – Conjunctivitis: If your child has Pink-eye they may return to school after being on medication for 24 hours
Skin problems If your child has sores or a rash that cannot be covered. Your child may return to school with a note from the doctor for verification if it is not contagious or when it is healed.
Head Lice your child may return to school after being treated
Contagious Childhood illnesses: Chicken pox, scarlet fever, measles, Hand Foot and mouth disease
Cough: If your child has a Serious/Disruptive/Productive cough with yellow or green mucous
Please let the school secretary know if you did not send your child to school because of one of these reasons so we can be watching for signs of illness in other children.
“Importance of hand washing”
You can help your child stay healthy by encouraging frequent and thorough hand washing. Hand washing is the single most important defense against disease. Dirty hands spread bacteria and viruses that cause diseases. Teach your child to wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet and before eating.
AHIS School nurse