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Nurse's Corner

Is your student too ill for school? 

The following are guidelines that our health office uses:

  • Burning – fever over 100.4
  • Barfing – can be vomiting or diarrhea
  • Broken – severe injury – strain or possible fracture
  • Bleeding – that cannot be easily addresses with first aid, may require stitches

Considering whether to keep your student home?

  • Fever:  A common symptom of a viral infection – if temperature is over 100.4 please keep them at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea:  Keep student home until the illness appears to be over and until it has been 24 hours since the last episode without medication.
  • Sore Throat:  A severe sore throat could be strep without a fever.  Symptoms are headache, stomach pain and patches in the throat.  Strep requires antibiotics 24 hours before they come back to school.
  • Couch, Runny Nose or Congestion:  If there is no fever and your student feels good, school is fine.
  • Earache:  The recommendation is to consult or visit a doctor to rule out infection.
  • Pink Eye:  This is a highly contagious and may be caused by allergies, a virus, or bacteria.  Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic.  The student may return to school after being on the antibiotic for 24 hours.
  • Rash:  Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases.

Medication at School

All medication, including over-the-counter medication requires a physician’s order and a medication permission form. Please click here to obtain the necessary forms.

**Note:  These are guidelines.  If you have any questions please call the school office at 530-677-2720.


Rescue Union School District has a NO NIT policy.  IF you have found that your student has head lice, please contact the school office immediately.  When the school office is notified of a student with head lice the following actions are taken:

  • The student with head lice is sent home until they are clear of lice and nits (lice eggs).  Parents are given a copy of the guidelines for controlling head lice.
  • The classmates and siblings of the affected student are examined.
  • Any student found to have head lice during this check is also sent home until clear.
  • The affected students are not allowed to return to school without first being examined and determined clear of head lice and nits by the office staff.
  • If two or more students are found to have head lice in one classroom, a “Head Lice Parent Notification Letter” and a copy of “A Parent’s Guide to Head Lice “is sent home to ALL students in the affected classroom.

Please call the school office if you have any questions.