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Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Health and Wellness Expo at Jayhawk Linn High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 11th 12-3pm. We welcome students, staff, parents and everyone in the community. The link below gives you the opportunity to sign up for lab draws to o be done on Tuesday, March 4th JES and Friday, March 7th JLHS, prior to our Health and Wellness Expo on March 11th. Interpretations and/or results may be obtained at the Health and Wellness EXPO on March 11th between 12-3pm. The labs being offered are at a DRASTICALLY reduced price and available to you, your spouse or anyone else interested, so please feel free to spread the word.
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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: