Illness Policy


General John Nixon School

472 Concord Road - Sudbury, MA 01776




Dear Parents/Guardians of Nixon Students,


Several students’ medical concerns make it important for these students to avoid unnecessary exposure to viruses and illness. Exposure to illness which may make your child mildly ill for one or several days could easily result in severe illness and/or hospitalization for these students. I would like to take this opportunity to review the illness prevention precautions at Nixon school.


Please do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or any contagious or potentially contagious condition, including green mucous discharge from the nose. It is appropriate for your child to return to school following illness:

----after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for strep throat or other contagious bacterial or viral conditions

----after 24 hours without fever, (many children with a night-time fever will not manifest it in the morning, yet will be ill later in the day)

----without vomiting, diarrhea or rash

----upon doctors recommendation, (if needed), documenting that a child is no longer infectious from a severe bacterial or viral illness


In addition, please keep your child home if your are awaiting the results of a culture.


It is imperative that the Health Office be notified immediately at the slightest suspicion that a child has or has been exposed to chicken pox. This can be life threatening.


We appreciate your efforts and attention to this very important matter. Please call me at the health office if you have any questions regarding when to keep your children home. Thank you.




Anne Chabot, R.N.

Nixon Health Office

(978) 443-1080, ext. 1103


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