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Here you can find helpful articles on health related topics, updates and announcements for our schools, forms and questionnaires for your child's health conditions and other useful tools to keep our students safe and healthy.
 
Visit the "Documents" section to find forms and questionnaires used by the school nurses.
                
 
 

Children's Hospital Colorado

ILLNESS POLICY

HOW SICK IS TOO SICK? 

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME FROM SCHOOL OR CHILD CARE

 

 

 

There are three main reasons to keep sick children at home:

 

* The child doesn't feel well enough to take part in normal activities, (such as; overly tired, fussy or
   won't stop crying).
* The child needs more care than teachers and staff can give , and still care for the other children.
* The illness is on this list and staying home is recommended .

 

And remember, the best way to prevent the spread of infection is through good hand washing.

 

        Children with the following symptoms or illness should be kept home (excluded) from school:

SYMPTOMS

Child Must Be at Home?

 

DIARRHEA

frequent, loose or watery stools compared to child's normal ones that are not caused by food or medicine

 

Yes - if child looks or acts sick ; if child has diarrhea with fever and isn't acting normally ; if child has diarrhea with vomiting; if child

has diarrhea that overflows the diaper or the toilet

 

FEVER with behavior change or other illness

A fever of 100°F or above in babies 4 months or younger needs immediate medical attention .

 

Yes, when  the child also  has a rash, sore throat,  vomiting ,

diarrhea , behavior changes , stiff  neck, difficulty  breathing , etc.

 

"FLU-LIKE" SYMPTOMS

 

Fever over 100°F with a cough or sore throat. Other flu symptoms can include tiredness, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea

 

 

Yes- for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, without the use of medicine that reduces the fever

 

COUGHING

Note: Children with asthma may go to school with a written health care plan and the school is allowed to give them medicine and treatment

 

 

Yes- if severe, uncontrolled coughing or wheezing , rapid or difficulty breathing and medical attention is necessary

 

 

Mild RESPIRATORY OR COLD SYMPTOMS

stuffy nose with clear drainage , sneezing , mild cough

 

No - may attend if able to take part in school activities

Keep home if symptoms are severe. This includes fever and the child is not acting normally and/or has trouble breathing .

 

RASH WITH FEVER

Note: Body rash without fever or behavior changes usually does not need to stay home from school, call the doctor

 

 

Yes- call the doctor. Any rash that spreads quickly, has open, weeping wounds and/or is not healing should be evaluated

 

VOMITING

Throwing up two or more times in the past 24 hrs

 

Yes - until vomiting stops or a doctor says it is not contagious. If the child has a recent head injury watch for other signs of illness and for dehydration