How sick is too sick for school?

How sick is too sick for school?

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WEST JORDAN -- Educators hope parents can partner with them to keep sick kids home.

Jordan School District nurse Jody Stubler says parents should look for these symptoms of the flu: "Body aches, fever of 100 or 101, just feeling sick all over. Any time a child vomits at home or at school, they should be sent home or kept home from school."

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Goopy eyes and runny noses that are not clear mean a call home too. Stubler says a cough may be just allergies, the common cold or the flu, so take your child to their doctor to see if it's contagious.

"Children could be asymptomatic for several days and actually be a carrier," she said.

Stubler says parents can make a contingency plan with their employer or arrange child care with another adult before a child gets sick, so it won't be as big a concern if the child needs to stay home sick from school.


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