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I NEED TO STAY HOME IF...

I have/had a fever of 100.4 or higher - must be fever free x 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school

I have/had vomiting within the past 24 hours - must be free from vomiting at least 24 hours before returning to school

I have/had diarrhea within the past 24 hours - must be free from diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to school

I have a body rash with itching or fever - must be free from rash, itching, fever and evaluated by a MD if needed

I have head lice - must be treated with appropriate lice treatment at home and check in with school nurse upon return to school

I have an eye infection with redness or itching and "crusty" drainage from eye - must be evaluated by MD before returning to school

I have been in the hospital or Emergency Dept or had surgery - must have a release from MD to return to school

 

 


Changes to Kindergarten Eligibility Law

T.C.A. 49-6-201((b)(3) Children entering kindergarten shall be five (5) years of age on or before August 15.

Download Kindergarten Registration Form Here

 


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Six Things You Should Tell Your School Nurse:

  • New medications
  • Recent hospitalizations or surgeries
  • New diagnosis
  • New allergy
  • New glasses, casts, splints, or crutches
  • New phone numbers or emergency numbers