General Health Information

Alliance City Schools nurses and health aides strive to provide a healthy school environment for all students to learn. To assist in ensuring a healthy building school custodians and staff disinfect and clean classrooms, restrooms, cafeterias, and other class settings regularly and more during the flu season and times of increased communicable diseases. Please see the guidelines below when it's important to keep your child at home or with your caregiver provider and when to return to school when the child is healthy and ready for the school day.

Sick Child Guidelines

Students should not attend school if:

The student has a temperature. The student may return to school after having a normal temperature for at least 24 hours while not taking any fever reducing medications (ex. Tylenol or Motrin).

Antibiotics are prescribed. The student may return to school after taking the antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours and without a temperature over 100 degrees F for at least 24 hourswithout taking any fever reducing medications.

Theyseem tired/lethargic, pale, with little appetite, and generally "not him/herself”.

The student is vomiting. The student may return to school approximately 24 hoursafter

symptoms resolve, and is able to tolerate a normal diet.

The student has diarrhea. The student may return to school approximately 24 hoursafter symptoms

resolve, and is able to tolerate a normal diet.

The student is diagnosed with a communicable disease or illness. (ex: Influenza, Pneumonia, Strep

Throat, Conjunctivitis, Pertussis, head lice, Chicken pox (Varicella), impetigo, scabies). Please contact

your school nurse or health aide before sending your child back to school.

The student has an undiagnosed rash. A rash may be indicative of many things, frequently of illnesses

that are contagious. Therefore, a student will be excluded from school until a physician evaluates and determines the nature and contagiousness of the rash.

The student has severe cold symptoms, upper respiratory infection, a persistent cough, a runny nose that they cannot manage by themselves &/or contain with tissues, or other symptoms that would

Interfere with effective school participation.

Remember the 24 Hour rule of thumb!

Return to school guidelines

Students may return to school after the following:

24 hours without a temperature (and without taking fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or Advil/Motrin)

24 hours without nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (and tolerating a normal diet)

24 hours of receiving medication (such as antibiotics, eye ointments)

If your child still seems tired, pale, with little appetite, not tolerating solid foods, and generally "not him/herself", PLEASE do not send him/her to school. Some viral illnesses may take longer before your child is well enough to return to school.