• The safety of our students, staff, and the community is a priority for Carl Junction Schools. Please help us prevent the spread of germs and disease by following these guidelines. Keep your child at home with these symptoms:

    • A fever over 100.4° Fahrenheit (F) or 38° Celsius (C) – Students may return to school after they’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicines that treat or prevent fever.
    • Vomiting or Diarrhea. Diarrhea (loose/watery stool that isn’t caused by a change in diet) AND/OR vomiting more than two times in a 24-hour period. Students can return if they haven’t vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours or sooner if cleared by a health care provider.
    • Severe pain from earache, headache, cough/sore throat, or recent injury. Communicate injuries or illnesses to the school nurse and/or office. If the illness or injury requires medication or accommodation when returning to school, please contact the school nurse and/or teacher(s).
    • Yellow or green drainage from the eye(s). Students may return after treatment has been started and/or the student is cleared by a health care provider to return to school.
    • New rashes, oozing or draining rashes, or rashes with fever. Not all rashes require your student to stay home. Check with the student’s health care provider or school nurse.


    Consider contacting your health care provider or school nurse when your child is sick and you are unsure whether or not to send them to school.

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