COLD AND FLU SEASON
Cold and flu season is here. Sometimes it is difficult to know when to keep students home and when to send them to school. The following guidelines can be used to help you determine when your student should stay home.
Your child should stay home if:
- Fever of 100.4 or higher without medication
- Has more than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea
- Your child is unable to participate in school due to:
- Being tired
- Lack of appetite
- Frequently coughing or sneezing
- Severe sore throat – especially if the sore throat is accompanied by a headache, stomach ache, or rash. If your child has these symptoms, call your doctor. The child may have strep throat without a fever.
- Rashes that are itchy and scaly should be evaluated by doctor before coming to school
- Yellow or green discharge from eyes, ears, nose or any other part of the body
- Pink eye (red, puffy, itchy eyes) need to be cleared by a doctor before coming to school
24 hour rule:
- Keep your child home until his/ her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication.
- Keep your child home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea
- Keep your child home until 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics
For any illness beyond a cold or flu, please provide a doctor’s note stating that your student is not contagious and it is safe for him/her to return to school.
In addition, please encourage your student(s) to wash their hands and cover their cough/sneeze!
Your help in preventing the spread of disease is greatly appreciated.
Health Program Department
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Kerri Kaye, Health Services Coordinator
916-294-9035 ext 320120
Health Assistant - Maryann Hewitt
Monday-Friday 10-2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse- Deb Helder email@example.com
Monday,Thursday and Friday 8:30-4:00