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  • First aid
  • Assessment of Illness
  • Immunization Records
  • School Health Records
  • Medication Administration
  • Vision & Hearing Screenings

Unsure if your child should stay home? Refer to the Sick Day Guidelines and keep your student at home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms.

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  • Phone: (505) 253-0200 ext: 23602
  • Fax: (505) 253-0298

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Sick Day Guidelines

If your child becomes ill and doesn’t feel well enough to take part in school, as parents or guardians, you should keep your child home until the symptoms improve. This also can help to prevent the spread of the illness to others at school. These are some of the examples of when your child should be kept home:

  • Active vomiting
  • Active diarrhea – three or more times in six hours
  • The beginning of an airway infection (cold/cough/runny nose). This is especially important for those who are unable to manage their own body fluids.
  • Extreme tiredness and/or lack of appetite
  • Fever with headache, body aches, earache, sore throat
  • Undiagnosed or unknown rash (a rash that has not been seen or treated by a health care provider)
  • Any of the above symptoms with fever or chills
  • Untreated skin conditions
  • When is Sick Too Sick for School?
  • If antibiotic treatment is needed, your child should remain home for the first full 24 hours of medication (e.g., if your child has three doses per day ordered, then three doses must be given before the child returns to school)

If any symptoms change, worsen or don’t get better please call your healthcare provider. Your child can return to school when he or she is well enough to take part in school and has had no fever for 24 hours without medication (acetaminophen, Tylenol®, etc.). Your child may return to school when Covid-19 safety measures have been implemented, following recommended guidelines for quarantine/isolation periods, your child has been fever free for 24 hours without medication, and your child's symptoms have improved. When you have questions, please call your school nurse, school nurse practitioner, or health care provider for more information.