640 Wakefied Dr., Cortland, OH 44410 | Office: 330.282.4245
District Nurse, Ashley Corp, BSN, RN - Ashley.Corp@lakeviewlocal.org
When to keep your child home from school
In order to maintain the health and safety of everyone in our school district, please review the following guidelines for determining when your child should be kept home from school.Please keep children home if they have the following:
- Fever *
- Vomiting *
- Diarrhea *
- Sore Throat *
- Nasal secretions (yellow and/or green in color) *
- Persistent cough *
- Conjunctivitis (red or runny eye) *
* The above symptoms need to be absent for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.Fever
A Fever is a strong indicator of the body fighting an infection. Children should be kept home if they have a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher.Vomiting or Diarrhea
Recurrent vomiting or diarrhea often means infection.
Sore throats, especially if your child has swollen glands
During the school year, we see a number of children with strep throat. Not all children will have classic sore throat symptoms. Difficulty swallowing, a sore neck, headache, stomach ache, loss of appetite, swollen or tender neck glands are all signs to watch for in your child. If you notice these symptoms, please contact your health care provider.Cold or Flu symptoms
Children who are coughing or sneezing are spreading infection and need to be kept home from school. Be especially cautious if your child has a productive cough, or has nasal secretions which are yellow or green in color.
Children who are placed on antibiotics for strep throat or conjunctivitis (pink eye), must be on these medications for more than 24 hours before returning to school to prevent the spread of infection.
Health Services in Education
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning.