There seems to be an increase in students being diagnosed with Strep Throat at Morris. If your student complains of a severe sore throat that seems to come on quickly, or has painful swallowing, they should be tested for Strep Throat. Other symptoms to watch for are headache or stomach ache (nausea/vomiting) accompanying a sore throat, rash or fever. The throat will look red and sometimes white patches are noted in the back of the throat or on swollen tonsils.
Students with Step Throat may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotics, and well enough to fully participate in all activities at school. Please call Ms. Shove, school nurse at Morris, with any questions or concerns regarding your student.