• Help Prevent the Spread of Germs
    Dear Parent/Guardian,

                We all agree that healthy children learn better. In an effort to prevent the spread of germs at school during the winter months and the upcoming flu season, we ask that you keep your child home from school if he/she is ill. Should your child become ill while at school, you or your designee will be asked to take him/her home until they are feeling better. The Jackson County Board of Education policy says that students with a fever over 100 degrees or above will be sent home and that the student must be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications) before returning to school. We ask that your child stay at home if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

     

    Fever of 100 degrees or above. 

     

    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain

     

    Unusual drowsiness or tiredness

     

    Sore throat

     

    Viral cold - the first few days when your child is most uncomfortable

     

    Persistent cough

     

    Red, inflamed eyes with a discharge

     

    Any sore oozing fluid or pus

     

    Any rash that has not been diagnosed

     

    Head or body lice that has not been treated

     

    Earache 

     

    Or any other symptoms suggestive of illness.

               

     

    Please note that parents are required to explain absences in writing within two days of the absence. Three parent notes are allowed per semester. Any additional days must be verified by a professional in order for the absence to be excused. 

     

    Thank you,

    Monica McKenzie, RN                                                                                         

    School Nurse

    (256)776-2874

     

    Update January 2016

Mrs. Monica McKenzie

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