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DARDANELLE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S PERSONAL ILLNESS GUIDELINES

1. If your child complains before school of not feeling good, take his/her temperature and keep your child home if the temperature exceeds 99.9 degrees.
2. If your child complains with stomach disorders such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, he/she should not be sent to school. Stomach viruses are contagious.
3. If a student is sent home from school with fever, your student should not return to school the next day. A child should be free from fever for twenty-four (24) hours before returning to school. This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medicines (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
4. If a child has redness and/or drainage of one or both eyes, your student may have a contagious eye condition. Do not send your student to school until the condition is gone or the condition has been treated by a physician. If your child is prescribed an eye medication, he/she may return to school after the medication has been given for 24 hours.
 
Many times children become ill at school and it is necessary for the school nurse/personnel to notify parents. Your child may be sent home if your child has:
1. Fever of 100 degrees or higher.
2. Vomiting and/or diarrhea.
3. Symptoms of contagious conjunctivitis (pink eye). The student may return to school after being on physician-directed medication for 24 hours.
4. Symptoms of any contagious disease.
5. Serious injury.
6. Symptoms of head lice or nits.
7. Symptoms that the school nurse or principal deem as a possible health risk to the student and/or population.