Should I keep my child at home?
All absences will be unexcused unless your student has a note from a physician turned into your school’s office with 5 days of returning. These tips should not take the place of medical advice from your doctor or pediatrician. According to Moore Public School attendance policy, ten (10) unexcused absences per semester constitutes excessive and thereby may be reported to the District Attorney’s office.Chicken PoxShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Children with uncomplicated chicken pox may return on the sixth day after the onset of the rash or when the spots are all dried and crusted, whichever is longer.Conjunctivitis (pink eye)Should you keep your child home from school?Yes. It is very contagious. Students may return 24 hours after prescription treatment is started.CoughShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Keep your child home if the cough is persistent and productive coupled with thick or constant nasal drainage.DiarrheaShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea without the use of any medicine.FeverShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Students should stay home if their temperature is 100 degrees or more. Keep students home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-controlling medicine.Head LiceShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Students must get a note from the health department before returning to school. According to the handbook, the first 2 days after head lice is discovered at school will be excused. All absences after 48 hours are unexcused.ImpetigoShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Students may return to school 24 hours after treatment starts. Sores should be covered when student returns to school.Staph/ MRSA infectionsShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Staph/ MRSA is highly contagious. A note from a physician that states when the student may return is necessary to return to school.Strep ThroatShould you keep your child home from school?Yes.VomitingShould you keep your child home from school?Yes. Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting without the use of any medicine.RashesShould I keep my child at home?Maybe. Please contact your health care provider to ensure that the rash is not a sign of something contagious. If your child has a fever with the rash, you should keep your child at home.For the protection of the other students and employees, your child will be sent home if any of these symptoms, conditions, illnesses are found or suspected during the school day. Please make sure your child’s school has current phone numbers for you.Cold, with mild symptoms such as stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild coughShould you keep your child home from school?No. Your child may attend school if he or she is able to participate in school activities.Fifth DiseaseShould you keep your child home from school?No. By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and do not need to stay home.Poison IvyShould you keep your child home from school?No. Poison ivy is not contagious, so students do not need to stay home. Open lesions should be covered when students come to school.RingwormShould you keep your child home from school?No. Students may come to school as long as the area is not on the head/ face, is being treated and that it remains covered when the student is at school. If the area is on the head/ face, a note from a physician is required to return to school.MedicationsPer Moore Public School policy, all medications, prescription and over the counter, must have a written physician prescription including the student’s name, name of the medication, dosage to be given, how often to be given/ time to be given. All medications must be in the original container. A medication consent form must also be filled out and on file. If your child carries an inhaler, epipen, or insulin on their person at school, they must have written permission from you and their physician on file in the office. This must be updated yearly.All medications must be transported to and from the school office or other designated place by a parent/guardian.References: Oklahoma City County Health Department fact sheets and Moore Public Schools Parent/ Student Handbook