When to Stay Home from School - It is important for the health of all students, faculty, and staff that your child does not attend school when he/she is ill. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's illness, please call the school nurse or your licensed health care provider.
1) If your child is running a fever of 100° or higher, please keep your child home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Please send in a note when the child returns to school to inform of the reason of the absence.
2) If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, please keep him/her at home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Send in a note to inform school of the absence and the reason.
3) If your child has a rash or lesion of unknown reason, he/she should be evaluated by a licensed health care provider before returning to school. Inform the school nurse. Please provide written documentation to the school nurse from the licensed healthcare provider indicating that your child has been cleared to return to school.
4) Pamlico County Schools does not have a No-nit policy regarding head lice. However, should you suspect head lice, please treat your child before bringing him/her to school. Following treatment, the student is to be brought to the school nurse for further evaluation. Please call the school nurse if you have any questions.
5) Open sores with or without drainage should always be covered. If you suspect staph infection, please have your child evaluated by a licensed health care provider indicating that your child may return to school.
6) Red or pink eyes, with complaints of itching, pain, watering, drainage or crusting should be evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider. The child may return 24 hours after the start of antibiotics. Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is highly contagious. If your child is absent, please send note to inform the school of the absence and the reason.
7) If your child has chicken pox, he/she may return to school after clearance from the licensed health care provider and when the blisters are dried and scabbed over (5-10 days after onset). Please call the school nurse informing her as soon as possible once a diagnosis is made.