School Nurse
District Nurse

*Children must be fever-free, without using fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.**

If your child has a fever on Monday.......can't return to school before Wednesday
If your child has a fever on Tuesday.......can't return to school before Thursday
If your child has a fever on Wednesday.......can't return to school before Friday
If your child has a fever on Thursday.......can't return to school before Monday
If your child has a fever on Friday.......can't return to school before Monday

As a school community we try to minimize the spread of communicable diseases by encouraging good and frequent hand washing and through regular cleaning of surfaces.  Parents can also help my keeping students home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
  • fever: children should be kept home if they have a temperature of 100.4 or higher (orally).  Children should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school
  • vomiting: in general, children should not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting
  • diarrhea: if child has 2 or more episodes of diarrhea in 24 hours, they should stay home for at least 24 hours of last episode of loose stools
  • ear or eye discharge:  this could be a sign of infection and should be further evaluated by a health care professional
  • severe sore throat:  this may indicate strep throat and should be further evaluated by a health care professional
  • rash: any illness involving a rash should be further evaluated by a health care professional
  • flu-like symptoms: sudden onset of fever, chills, muscle ache, runny nose, headache, mild sore throat, or severe cough.  Children should not return to school until fever-free for 24 hours.

Any student exhibiting any of these symptoms will be sent home based on the guidelines established by the Monroe County Health Department.

MORE RESOURCES:
https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/health_department/disease_fact_sheet.php


wellness committee letter.docx

As always, please contact me with any questions.


general health form.docx

parent letter for med auth.docx

snack safely guide.pdf

Rachel Palmer cell (734) 735-6992
District Nurse office (734) 529-7044 ext. 11013
rachel.palmer@dundee.k12.mi.us fax (734) 529-3741