Keep your child at home if any of these conditions exists..
- Temperature of 100 degrees or more within the past 24 hours (without Tylenol or other anti-fever medication)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- When strep is suspected, but the results of a throat culture are not yet known.
- A positive throat culture for strep: student should be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours before returning to school
- Any symptoms of acute illness such as persistent cough or runny nose accompanied by body aches
- A red eye with crust, mucous or excessive tearing (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with medication for 24 hours if "pink eye")
- Any skin lesion with honey-brown crusts (until diagnosed by a physician and treated
with medication for 24 hours if "impetigo")
- Skin Lesion: A mildly itchy ring shaped pink patch with a scaly, raised border and a clear center (until diagnosed by a physician and treated with anti-fungal cream if "ringworm")
- Any Rash (unless determined to be non-communicable by physician)
- If your child requires any medication for pain stronger than Tylenol or Ibuprofen, they should not attend school.
These guideline will help parents
determine if a child should attend school or other activities. Your child
should look and behave like him/herself for 24 to 48 hours before returning to
A sick child who returns to school too soon is at risk for picking up other
infections due to lowered immunity A child who is still sick is likely to
infect other students and staff.
notify school if your child develops any communicable condition such as: Strep
Throat, Chicken Pox, Pinworm and Headlice.
Illness and Return to School
||May return six days after the last crop of vesicles and vesicles must be
| Fifth Disease
|| Children with fifth disease are not excluded from school however parents should notify School Nurse.
| German Measeles, Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningitis
||Require a physician's note to return to school.
| Head Lice
||Students may return when appropriately treated with a pediculocide. Your child's School Nurse is a valuable resource in the prevention and treatment of head lice. No pediculocide is 100% effective; therefore, removal of all nits is essential to prevent reinfestation. Please notify the School Nurse if your child has been treated for head lice. It is advisable for parents to check their child's hair for head lice weekly. For more information visit www.headlice.org.
Remind your child about frequent hand
washing. It is the most effective means of preventing the spread of