INFORMATION FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
HORACE MANN SCHOOL
Lee-Ann Halbert, R.N.,
Many infectious processes, whether bacterial or
viral in origin, present initially with an elevation in body
temperature. Temperature elevation may occur before the onset of
any other symptoms.
According to the Manual of School Health,
a temperature over 100 degrees F(ahrenheit) oral (37.7 C) is generally
considered to be a fever.
Exclusion / Readmission
student with a temperature 100 degrees F oral (37.7C) or above may be
dismissed from school.
student appears well and the fever is low grade, consider other factors,
such as recent exercise or emotional state. Recheck temperature
again in 5 minutes.
student may be readmitted to school if there have been no fever in the
preceding 24 hours without the use of any fever reducing preparations.
RETURN TO SCHOOL