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I NEED TO STAY HOME IF...

 

I HAVE A

FEVER

I AM

VOMITING

I HAVE

DIARRHEA

I HAVE A

RASH

I HAVE

HEAD LICE

I HAVE AN

EYE

INFECTION

I HAVE BEEN

IN THE

HOSPITAL

Temperature of 100.0 or higher the day of school or within the past 24 hours The day of school or within the past 24 hours The day of school or within the past 24 hours Body Rash with itching and/or fever Itchy head, active head lice Redness, itching, "crusty" eyes or pus-like drainage Hospital stay or ER visit


I AM READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN...



Fever Free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication

Such as: Tylenol, Motrin, ibuprofen

Free from vomiting for 24 hours after the last episode without use of medication Free from diarrhea for 24 hours after the last episode without use of medication Free from rash, itching and fever (fever free for 24 hours) and I have a doctor's note to return to school Treated with appropriate lice treatment at home and proof (medication box) is provided to school Health Services Examined by a doctor, 24 hours after antibiotic started and I have a doctor's note to return to school Released by my medical provider and I have a doctor's note to return to school

 

Do not send your child to school for the nurse to check his/her temperature.

If sick, keep them home, please.  You are exposing everyone else at school.

If you send your child to school with the above illnesses, you will be called to pick up your child.

Strep throat, impetigo and pink eye (bacterial) require 24 hours of antibiotics at home before returning to school.

Our Mission
The mission of the Merkel Independent School district is to provide, to the full extent of their individual abilities, all students with the skills of logical, independent, and creative thinking, and effective communication.  Further, as a result of instruction in our schools, students will acquire a knowledge and appreciation of our citizenship responsibilities, of our economic responsibilities, and of our American heritage.  In our schools, learning will occur in an environment of moral values and character, and these characteristics will be communicated to all students.  The accomplishment of this mission will be characterized by equity, efficiency, and accountability.

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