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    QUAKER RIDGE SCHOOL

    NURSE'S OFFICE




    YOUR CHILD IS TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL, If HE OR SHE:

     

    • has a temperature of 99.8 F. or above upon awakening,
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    • has vomited or had diarrhea, during the night or in the morning,
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    • complains of a stomachache or fatigue accompanied by a cluster of other symptoms, such as fever or headache,
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    • has a headache that persists for more than a day,
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    • has a rash
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    • has a purulent discharge from either or both eyes, (please contact your child's physician for this).
    • has a persistent cough.

     

    If any of the above symptoms worsen or persist for more than a day or two, contact your child's Physician.

     

    *** KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FOR A FULL 24 HOURS AFTER A FEVER HAS RETURNED TO NORMAL, without using a reducing medication to keep it down.  And keep your child home a full 24 hours after beginning an antibiotic for Strep Throat, etc.  This will help your child recover, give the antibiotic a chance to reduce the chance of contagion.  It could help reduce the chance of spreading the infection.  If your physician does a culture, please try to keep your child home until the result is in. This is a good preventative measure.

     

    When your child must miss school, for any reason, call 914-721-2785  before 9:30AM and leave a message on the voice mail system. 

    Please call my office even if you have notified your child's teacher.

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