School Nurse's Corner

  • Thermometer Clip art  Current Illnesses at Elba:






    When to keep your child home from school:

     Please remember the following for keeping your child home from school:

    -fever of 100 degrees or greater, in the past 24 hours without medications


    -frequent, hard cough or chest congestion (controlled with medications)

    -Shortness of breath

    -Sore throat



    -Nasal Congestion

    -sleepy from an illness; Fatigue

    -Muscle or Body Aches

    -ear pain and/or drainage from the ear

    -large amount of discolored nasal drainage, especially with facial pain, headache, or fever

    - Nausea, vomiting/diarrhea, in the past 24 hours

    -Active scabies

    -fungal infection

    -strep infection/impetigo (honey crusted sores around nose/mouth, rash) not treated with antibiotics less than 24 hrs

    -pink eye

    -Loss of taste or smell


    NOTE: Your child will be sent home from school if any of these symptoms occur during the school day. This increases your child's optimum health and comfort and also protects other children from becoming infected. IF a student presents with any of the above symptoms he/she will need to be seen by a provider to have a Covid-19 test. Upon returning to school the student will need to provide a copy of the negative test result or a note from their hesalth care provider indicating the negastive result. 


    Remember to call the Health Office if your child is going to be tardy or out of school for any reason.