The goal of the Health Services Department for Pryor Public Schools is to help students reach academic success by promoting health and wellness in a safe and supportive environment.
For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following:
Too Sick For School?
Fever: If a child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, your child is too sick for school. Keep them home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
Diarrhea or Vomiting: If a child has two or more loose bowel movements, even if there are no other signs of illness, you child is too sick for school. Vomiting is also another reason to send a child or keep a child at home. Students can return to school when they are at least 24 hours free of diarrhea and/or vomiting.
Rash: There are different rules for returning to school depending on the cause of the rash. Children with contagious rashes, such as chicken pox and measles, need to be kept home. If your child has a rash AND a fever, keep them home and talk with your healthcare provider.
Cough and Sore Throat: Children with a cough or sore throat should be watched closely. If the cough or sore throat becomes worse or if the child develops a fever, your child is too sick for school.
Other Conditions: Children with other communicable conditions such as head lice, ringworm, or scabies may need to be kept home from school. Children may need to see a healthcare provider for treatment.
Not sure if you child is too sick for school? Talk to your school nurse or school administration for information.
Stop the Spread
The CDC has provided a list of things that will help to stop the spread of the flu virus. There are three main actions you can take this year: get vaccinated, stop the spread--wash your hands and social distance, and ask your doctor about flu antivirals!
Any steps taken to prevent the spread of both COVID-19 and the flu are very important. “It’s vital that we work together to maintain safe learning environments for our children.”