Children that become, or complain of being ill at school will be assessed by the school nurse with consideration of Kansas Statute 65-122. Our goal is to keep children in the classroom. However, if a child has made several complaints, does not appear well, or has a temperature of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit or above with any symptoms of nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, or rash, they will be sent home. A child will be sent home with a temperature of 100 degrees or above regardless of having additional symptoms. ANY STUDENT SENT HOME with fever, vomiting, or frequent diarrhea stools must be kept home for a minimum of an additional 24 hours AFTER the last fever, or an episode of vomiting or diarrhea. They must remain symptom-free without the use of fever reducers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen), or anti-nausea/diarrheal medications and feel well enough to resume classes. 24 hours is the minimum amount of time for the body to rid itself of viruses, and it is our goal to keep the exposure to healthy children and staff at a minimum. PLEASE DO NOT SEND SICK CHILDREN TO SCHOOL! For Pre-K & Kindergarten students that don’t appear to feel well and have difficulty verbalizing their complaints, a parent will be called.
Pam Reeder RN BSN, School Nurse Clark Davidson Elementary