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Notice of school dismissal because of bad weather or other emergencies will be relayed to these stations:
KMDO 1600AM (Fort Scott)
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KOAM TV 7 (Pittsburg)
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Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school is not always easy. It is important for children to attend school, and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others.
PLEASE keep the school office up to date with current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child become ill or injured at school.
Below is information that will help you to make the decision.
Children with symptoms such as: fever over 100, frequent diarrhea, any vomiting, bad sore throat, rashes, red draining eyes, thick green nasal drainage, persistent bothersome cough, etc. need to stay home for 24 hours after these symptoms are resolved.
Children who are suspected of having a communicable disease will be sent home for diagnosis and treatment. After a child is diagnosed with an "infection", it is very important to keep him/her out of school for at least 24-48 hours after starting antibiotics
Having sick children come to school only to be sent home shortly after arrival makes the child uncomfortable, inconveniences the parent, and exposes other children who then become sick also. For now, stay healthy. Take some time to observe your child to make sure they are free from these nasty germs that are going around. When children feel well and are healthy, they enjoy school more and learn better.
To help prevent illness make sure to:
• Stay away from people who are sick
• Stay home from work/school/ errands, etc. when sick.
• Get plenty of sleep at night.
• Eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of fluids, decrease stress
• Dress appropriately for the weather including hat and gloves.
• Wash hands before eating and after using the bathroom.
Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.