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Student Health

Guidelines for keeping students home from school

To keep all kids healthy, we ask that children do not come to school when they show the following symptoms:

  • Oral temperature of 100 degrees or more within 24 hours

  • Vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours

  • Earache lasting more than a day

  • Persistent cough, croup or chest congestion

  • Labored or painful breathing

  • Reddened, mattering or crusty eyes

  • Moist, draining lesions on the lips or skin

If a student becomes ill at school

If a student becomes ill while at school, the student must see the nurse for assessment. The nurse will determine if the student needs to go home and will contact the student’s parents. 

Please contact School Nurse Kim Mortale (kim.mortale@ames.k12.ia.us).

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