SMK8 School Nurse: Becky Ripperdan
We are now at the height of cold and flu season. Please make sure that you are following DHEC policies that state sick children must remain at home. Students who have had fever of 100.0 or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, constant coughing, or any other illness requiring exclusion must stay home for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Medications may mask symptoms, but do not eliminate bacteria or virus that can be spread to your child or others. A well rested child will heal faster.