School Nurse Services
Special School District nurses are here to support the health and wellbeing of your child. School nurses protect and promote student health, facilitate optimal development, and advance academic success.
For the health of your child, other students and school staff, it is important to know when your child should stay home due to illness. Students should stay home if they have had any of the following symptoms:
- Fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours
- Undiagnosed rash
- Bad cough or difficulty breathing
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- Sore throat, with fever or swollen glands in the neck
If your child has strep throat or another bacterial infection, he/she should stay home until the antibiotic has been given for at least 24 hours, and your health care provider has given permission for your child to return to school.
Return-to-School Guidance in Cases of Exposure to COVID-19
- For students who are diagnosed with COVID-19, either by a laboratory test or based on their symptoms, return to school is permissible when the student is at least 10 days from symptom onset, has had 24 hours with no fever and has improving symptoms.
- Children with a known close contact with COVID-19 (or an adult with symptoms compatible with COVID-19) should stay home for 14 days from their last contact and until return to school is approved by the local health department in accordance with the CDC guidance.