It can be difficult for a parent to know if their child should come to school when the parent knows the child is not feeling well.
Here are a few guidelines to consider when making that decision:
*A minor sore throat may not be a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep, even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children include headache and stomach upset. Contact your healthcare provider to see if your child needs a throat culture.
Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and can unnecessarily expose others to illness.
Please note: these tips should not take the place of medical advice from a healthcare provider.
Notice of Immunizations Needed: 2015 School Law Update
The 2015 Montana Legislature revised school immunization requirements for school attendance through the passage of House Bill (HB) 158. The law, signed by the governor and effective October 1, 2015 requires students attending school be vaccinated against varicella disease (chickenpox) and receive a booster of pertussis vaccine at 7th grade.
Please submit immunization documentation at the start of the 2015-2016 school year to the School Nurse at your child’s school.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.