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School Nurse
In order to ensure that school remains a safe and healthful environment, this health protocol has been developed by the Cinnaminson School Nursing Department.

I. We cannot risk the possibility of infection to the other students when a sick child is sent to school or becomes ill at school. If your child has developed any of the following symptoms during the previous 24 hours, he/she should remain at home the next school day.
  • Fever of 100 º F or higher. The temperature should be normal for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Congestive cough
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Discharge that is other than clear from nose, eyes, mouth, ears or any other areas
  • Skin rash
II. If a student arrives at school or develops any of the previously listed symptoms, you will be notified and expected to take your child home. If you cannot be reached, the available contact on the emergency card will be called. Students sometimes are not able to specify what is wrong or how they feel. Thus, staff must use their own judgment to determine if the student can benefit from an educational setting at that time. When, in the judgment of the student’s teacher, principal, and/or school nurse, a student shows signs of being in ill health or of suffering from infections or a contagious disease, the parent will be notified and said student will be sent home from school.

A student should not be in school and will be sent home if any of the following condition(s) are present:
  • Fever of 100ºF or higher. The temperature should be normal for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • The student is unable to function/participate in the school activities due to observed health status.
  • The student wants to sleep during the day and appears listless.
  • The student has a discharge which is other than clear from the nose, mouth, eyes, ears, or any other areas.
  • The student is vomiting.
  • The student has diarrhea
  • The student has a congestive cough which prevents him or her from a meaningful involvement in the educational process.
  • The student has an open, draining sore and will not keep the bandage on.
  • The student had a previously controllable medical condition and that condition has become unmanageable (e.g. asthma, seizures,)
  • The student exhibits unusual pallor or a flushed face
  • The student has a unknown rash
  • The student has a strong offensive body odor suggestive of urine/fecal soiling or hygiene concerns.