Wayne County Schools - Child Health


  • Stacey Adkins - Ext. 341
  • Sharon Harris - Ext. 341
  • Amy Thompson - Ext. 341
  • Cindy Staley - Ext. 341
  • Fax Number: 304-272-6481

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When should you keep your sick child home?

  • If your child has a fever when they get up for school (a temperature of 100 or above)
  • When your child has vomiting or diarrhea If your child has itchy, red eyes that are covered with yellowish drainage.
  • When you treat your child for pinkeye, they should not return to school until all the redness is gone and there is no more drainage.
  • When your child has a painful sore throat (especially if they also have a fever).
  • If your child has "Strep Throat," they should stay home until they have been taking antibiotocs for 48 hours and do not have a fever.
  • If your child has open skin sores known as "Fall Sores" or "Impetigo".
  • The first 24 hours your child has is on an antibiotic.
  • Anytime your child has been ill and has had a fever, they should not return to school until they are well and have not had a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours.
  • Nose, mouth, and eye secretions are the most common sources of respiratory infections. The secretions are usually spread by contaminated hands, but coughing and sneezing can also spread infectious droplets through the air. Contaminated hands cause the spread of most gastro-intestinale (vomiting & diarrhea) infections.
GOOD HANDWASHING HABITS can prevent the spread of many of these childhood illnesses.