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Oakwood City School District

Cold and flu

Reminder for illness:
Cold and flu season is here.  We are sending these reminders again of when your child needs to stay home.  We will be following these recommended guidelines and calling you to pick up your child if they return to school too early.  It is our job as nurses to protect the health and well-being of not only our students, but our staff as well.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

These recommendations are from the Center's For Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Association of School Nurses (NASN), Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Dayton Children's Hospital:

If your child has been sick, they may return to school when:
1.     They have been fever free for 24 hours with no medication.

  • A fever per this guidelines is 100 degrees or higher

2.     The have not vomited for 24 hours with no medication.

  • If your child vomited during the night do not send them to school

3.     They have not had diarrhea for 24 hours with no medication.

  • If you child had diarrhea during the night do not send them to school

4.     They have been on antibiotics for 24 hours for an infection.

  • This includes strep throat and pink eye
  • If your child wakes up and their eye(s) are red, having crusting on lashes and yellow/greenish drainage in corner of eye(s) do not send them to school

If you child has a cough that has kept them up, is frequent, and/or they have had for several weeks do not send them to school, and we recommend following up with your licensed health care provider.