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Christine Santa, RN
Clinic Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm, when school is in session

Phone: 860-844-3041 ext 5450
Fax: 860-413-9295
Email: nursekelly@granby.k12.ct.us

Please visit the Granby Public Schools, Health Services page for the following:

Documents and Forms

Health Resource Links

School nurses are often asked when it is appropriate to keep a child home from school and when they may return after an illness. The chart below can help with these questions. For more information, please contact your school nurse.

Illness Stay Home or Go to School? Details
Chicken Pox Home Children with chicken pox must stay home from school until ALL spots are dried and crusted, typically 5-6 days.
Cold with mild symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, mild cough) School Your child may attend school if he/she is fever free for 24 hours and is able to participate in school activities.
Cough Home If the cough is persistent and irritating, it is disruptive to learning.
Conjunctivitis(pinkeye) Home With discharge need to seek medical treatment, may return after 3 doses/24hours after treatment if prescribed.
Diarrhea Home Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea without the use of medicine.
Fever Home Students should stay home if temperature is 100.0 degrees or more. Keep home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicine
Fifth Disease School By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and do not need to stay home.
Impetigo Home Students may return to school 24 hours after treatment starts. Sores should be covered at school.
Ringworm School Students may come to school as long as area is being treated and is covered.
Strep Throat Home Students may return to school 24 hours or 3 doses after antibiotics have started and temperature is less than 100.0 degrees.
Vomiting Home Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting associated with a gastrointestinal illness (without the use of medicine).

Lice - Does not require a child to stay home from school. We request children be treated at home and the nurse can assist with periodic checks to make sure the treatment was effective. Additional resources for parents can be found at Lice Lessons