Illness Guidelines

  • We would like to take this opportunity to encourage any family whose child has been diagnosed with a potentially contagious condition to please notify the school immediately so we may validate the information – in partnership with the proper medical personnel – and determine who needs to know.  If, at any time, you hear any information about a student’s health, please call the school so we may give you the most accurate and timely information.

    We appreciate the teamwork of communication between administration, nurses, teachers, and parents.

    Diarrhea:  Student shall not attend school if has had watery stools within a 24 hour period.

    Fever:  Student shall be sent home or excluded from school if fever is over 100 degrees or when symptoms of illness or behavioral changes are present.  The 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:  Student 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.  The 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 the 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 Physician release is obtained.  Impetigo is no longer contagious after being on antibiotics for 24 hours.

    Lice:  Students with live lice shall be excluded from school until treatment has been initiated.  Removal of as many nits as possible after treatment, and hair pulled back prior to each school day is encouraged.  Students being monitored by School Health Services may return to school with lice.

    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.