School Illness Guidelines


    Diarrhea: Students shall not attend school if they've had watery stools within a 24 hour period.

    Fever: Students shall be sent home or excluded from school if fever is over 100 degrees or when symptoms of illness or behavioral changes are present. Temperature should be taken without anti-fever/pain medication use, which will skew results. Child is able to return to school if temperature is lower than 100 degrees, without fever-reducing medications, for 24 hours.

    Vomiting: Students shall be excluded from school if there are 2 or more episodes of vomiting within 24 hours.

    Pink Eye: Students with irritation and drainage from the eye shall be excluded from school until symptoms have been resolved, or until treatment has been started.

    Herpes(Cold Sores): Draining lesions must be covered completely with an impermeable bandage. Student shall be excluded from school if unable to cover draining lesions. Students may attend school if lesions are dry. 

    Shingles(Herpes Zoster): Student may remain in school if rash is covered completely.

    Scabies: Student may attend school 8 hours after medical treatment has begun.

    Impetigo: A student diagnosed with Impetigo with draining lesions shall be excluded from school until a medical provider's release is obtained. Impetigo is considered no longer contagious after being on antibiotics for 24 hours.  

    Ringworm: Students may attend school if lesions from ringworm are covered completely on all sides,and medication therapy has begun.

    Streptococcal: Students with any Strep infection shall be excluded from school until they have been on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours.

    Chicken Pox: Students having symptoms of Chicken Pox shall be excluded from school until all vesicles have crusted over and no drainage or fever is present.