Castlewood School Nurse
Mrs. Ching, RN
When your child gets sick with the flu, keeping them home from school can help them recover faster. It also helps prevent the virus from spreading to other children in the school, which is critical to keeping everyone as healthy as possible. A FEVER indicates that the body is fighting off infection, which means that your child is vulnerable and likely contagious. The body is still hard at work on the cellular level fixing the problem. The student will be fatigued and the fever could return as a result of stressing the body by coming back to school to soon. Wait at least 24 hours after the fever has come down and stabilized without medication to consider sending your child back to school. The 24 hour rule is strongly enforced at CHS. ~~Students must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy.~~ This Web Page is a great way for us to communicate. I plan on using this page to share health news and updates, post some reminders that pertain to the health office, and to keep our families up-to-date about the health happenings at our school. I will always keep the health office guidelines on the site, just as a quick reference for families. Please remember the 24 hour guideline for keeping children home after an episode of vomiting, diarrhea, or fever of 100.0 degrees or higher. This means that your child should stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. Please do not treat a fever and send your child to school.
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