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TMSA Health Policy (Updated Jan. 2017)

Below is our most recent policy concerning illnesses: 

Please Note: If your child comes to school ill or becomes ill at school and the teacher or School Nurse Aide feels your child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to pick him/her up from school as soon as possible.

Fever/Vomiting/ Cough: Parents and guardians should not send their child to school if he/she has had a fever within the past 24 hours (without the use of aspirin, Tylenol, etc.) or if the child has had vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.

Strep Throat: Any student having been diagnosed with strep throat may not return to school until they have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours. The classroom teacher should be notified so that the classroom can be disinfected.  

Colds/Sore Throat: Children who have a bad cold with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night, should remain at home.  If your child has a sore throat that cannot be relieved with a cough drop, he/she should also remain home.

Lice/Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)/Scabies/Ringworm/Undiagnosed Rash: If a student is suspected of having any of the above, the School Nurse Aide will check the student.  If evidence is found that we feel requires medical attention, the student will be isolated and their parents will be contacted immediately for pick up.

Return Policy: Before a student having any of the above conditions of Lice/Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)/Scabies/Ringworm/Undiagnosed Rash is allowed to return, he/she must be rechecked by the School Nurse Aide or other trained staff.  The parent should make an appointment tobring the child in before school to be checked by the School Nurse Aide in the presence of their parent. If the child no longer shows symptoms of the above conditions, they can stay at school. If evidence of lice, ringworm, scabies, pink eye, or undiagnosed rash is still present, the parent must take the child home. Please note: lice must often be treated several times before it is completely eliminated.  

Classroom notification and cleaning: If a student has been found to have lice, the teacher will notify the other parents of the incident via a letter sent home. The classroom will be treated and cleaned. The other students in the classroom may be checked as well as a precaution. 

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