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Pelham Memorial School

Parents Guide to School Nursing Services


Please do not send your child to school when symptoms of illness are present. Following the guidelines of the American of Pediatrics, and in order to provide the healthiest school environment, your child may be sent home if any of the following are present: fever over 100, persistent undiagnosed cough, symptoms of a contagious disease.

Please contact the nurse if your child has been diagnosed with any of the following contagious diseases, including but not limited to: strep throat, conjunctivitis, influenza, impetigo, Fifth's disease, chicken pox and head lice.

Post-Illness School Attendance Guidelines:

Children must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication (under 100) and symptom free no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.

Students diagnosed with strep throat, infectious conjunctivitis, or impetigo must have received 24 hours of medication before they can return to school.

Head Lice: Children must be checked by the school nurse after treatment before being readmitted to school. I do not check all students. If you think your child may have come in contact with someone who has head lice please contact the school nurse and she will check.

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:30AM


There will be a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, January 30.
No AM kindergarten or preschool.