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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I keep my child home from school?
  • Temp. 100 or above (child fever free for 24hrs without fever reducing medicine).
  • Several bouts of vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24hrs.
  • Unexplained rash or draining sores, needs M.D. note.
  • Pink or red eyes with drainage (see administative regulations).
  • Common cold in its active stages; coughing ,runny nose, sneezing.
  • Head lice or nits(eggs). Must be checked by the school nurse.

What should I do if my child needs to take medication while in school?
  • Contact the school nurse.

What should I do if my child is injured and unable to take gym?
  • Contact the school nurse.
  • If the student is using any orthopedic devices,(ace bandage, cast, crutches etc.), an M.D.'s note is required stating level of activity allowed and length of time for exemption.

What should I do if my child cannot attend school?
  • Call the main office 789-4555 and speak to one of the secretaries.
  • Please be sure to indicate reason for your child's absence.
  • You may leave a message on our answering machine at any time before or after school hours.
  • Please speak clearly.

What should I do if I find lice or nits (eggs) in my child's hair?
  • Call the school nurse
  • Call you pediatrician or pharmacist
  • Begin treatment; follow directions carefully.
  • Check all members of your family.
  • Refer to McKinley School's head lice pamhplet.
  • Have the school nurse check your child on the morning of his/her return to school BEFORE going into the classroom.