Due to the large number of student sick recently
we would like to remind Parents that Students with fever should be without
fever for 24 hours before returning to school. This means without the aide of
medications such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin/Advil (Ibuprofen). We
have had numerous students reported to have Flu and Strep Throat recently.
The following is copied from the county wide "Too Sick for School" letter sent home every year.
Strep throat and scarlet fever are two highly contagious conditions caused by a streptococcal (bacterial) infection. They usually arrive with a sore throat and high fever. Sometimes nausea and headache are present too. Twelve (12) to forty-eight (48) hour after the onset of scarlet fever a rash may also appear. A child with either strep throat or scarlet fever should be kept at home and treated with antibiotics, as prescribed by a doctor. After 24 hours on an antibiotic, a child is usually no longer contagious and may with a doctor’s permission return to school.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Virginia Falls, LPN
Christi Watson, LPN
Northside Middle/Northside High