Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home from School
If your child has any of the following, you should keep him or her at home:
Fever above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, they should stay home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal.
If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, they should stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
If your child has any rash that might be disease related or you don't know the cause, check with your primary physician before sending your child to school.
If your child has started on antibiotics for any reason, keep them at home until they've had a full 24 hours of medication.
Purulent (pus-like) eye drainage.
Symptoms of severe illness such as unusual fatigue, uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing.
If your child is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, feel welcome to call our school nurse
or contact your family physician.
Nursing Services & Hours
Mary of Lourdes School is provided a nurse through LFCS Nursing Services.
The Little Falls School District has in place a policy for administering medications. NO over the counter medication like cough syrup, Tylenol, pepto bismol, etc. will be given without parent AND doctor permission. A parent/doctor permission form, available at school will need to be completed if your student is to take ANY medication during school hours. If your child is ill enough to be kept home from school, we ask that you notify the school office right away in the morning.
Our screening schedule for the year will include the following:
Head lice-all elementary grades checked within the first weeks of school
Scoliosis-Girls only; Grades 5-6 (New Dept. of Health recommendations)
If you would like your child's vision and/or hearing checked at any time during the school year, feel free to call nursing services.
Elementary School: (320)632-5408
Monday - Friday 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Middle School: (320)632-6742
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM