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Elementary Clinic Notices

Notes from Nurse Hopton

Wickliffe Elementary School parents,

Please check your child for any signs or symptoms of illness before sending them to school. If your child has a rash, temperature, sore throat, earache, diarrhea or stomach ache he/she MUST be kept home. This protocol is for the benefit of your child and for other children in the school. Please notify the clinic if your student develops a chronic illness, or has specific life-threatening allergies (bee sting, peanut, etc…).

In the case of a student illness, the following guidelines must be followed for returning to school:

  • Fever – Child should be fever-free (less than 100) without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Chickenpox – Child should be absent until ALL blisters are dry and scabbed (approximately 7 days from onset of rash)

  • Strep Throat – Child must be on medication 24 hours before returning to school. Fast culture is NOT accepted. The child must remain at home until the parent is notified by the doctor that the 24 hour culture result is negative. 

  • Head Lice – Child must obtain treatment, use prescribed shampoo or rinse, have all nits removed from hair and be checked by the school nurse before returning to school. The no-nit policy may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the school nurse.

*******Remember to report all cases of communicable diseases to the clinic.*******