- Fever: Please keep your child home from school with a fever 100* or greater. Students may return to school with a temperature less than 100* (without the use of Ibuprofen or Tylenol)--only if the child is fever-free for 24 hours.
- Rash: All rashes should be identified by your medical provider. A note should be sent to school identifying the rash as not contagious.
- Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” is highly contagious. Symptoms include: watering, irritation, itching, and redness to the white part of the eye and/or the lining of the eyelids. Swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to light and a pus-like yellow discharge may occur. Students may not return to school while the eye is still red and draining, or for 24 hours after the initiation of treatment.
- Vomiting: Students should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting. Episodes of vomiting without fever can be due to virus and may still contagious to classmates.
Additional Illness Info:
Please indicate on the attendance line if your child is home sick with a fever. Also, state specific diagnosed illness if known.
- If your child is sent home from school during the school day with a fever and vomiting, to adhere to 24 hours fever or
vomiting-free, teachers should not expect to see that student back in class the next school day.
- Teach your child to: Cover their cough with the inside of their elbow, wash hands frequently and do not come to school sick!
***Please contact Nurse Renee with questions: (480) 484-7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Medication During the School Day:
- If your child needs to take any medication during the school day, parents/guardians must complete and sign a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). All medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the dosage and instructions clearly written on the prescription label.
- The Scottsdale Unified School District has guidelines regarding over-the-counter medication that is given out in the nurse's office. Please keep this in mind if you would like your child to have over-the counter medications (like Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, Tums, antibacterial ointment, Calydryl etc.) available during the school day. You will need to complete a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). Also, you must provide age-appropriate medication (as listed on the medication label) and it must be in an original, sealed container. Please call or stop by the nurse's office with any questions.
- Current Immunization Information for school year can be found at the Arizona Department of Health Services website or link below. Click on the immunization link below to find clinic options for you to keep your child current on these State of Arizona guidelines. Please scan/email immunization records to email@example.com or fax to the Nurse's Office at 480-484-7301.