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When to keep my child home from school

A few guidelines for keeping your child home from school...

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more within the last 24 hours, without fever-reducing medication
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours or unable to eat normally
  • A diagnosis of strep throat that has not been under antibiotic treatment for 24 hours
  • If your chld is unable to participate in all school activities because of illness

When your child has a contagious condition, a rash with a unknown cause, pink eye, open sores, or sore throat, please notify your school nurse.  Hollister school district follows the guidelines from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and often, the nurses are able to determine if a student needs to be seen by a physician.  The Jordan Valley School-based clinic is available everyday during school hours.