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Illness: When To Keep Your Child Home

Posted Date: 05/23/2017

Students who are ill should never be sent to school. Students with temperatures at or above 100 degrees will be sent home. They must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to class.

Ill students need to be picked up from school quickly in order to prevent the spread of disease to others. Parents are notified to pick up students when the school finds it necessary to send a student home. If the parent/guardian is unavailable, the emergency contact will be notified. Please keep family and emergency information current with the school.

A contagious disease may require a physician's order for your student to return to school. Contact the school nurse in your child's building if your student is diagnosed with:

  • Streptococcal infections - excluded until on treatment for 24 hours. 
  • Ringworm - excluded until treatment is started and affected area is covered. 
  • Measles - excluded for four days after rash appears.
  • Mumps - excluded for four days from onset of illness. 
  • Rubella (German measles) - excluded for seven days after appearance of rash. 
  • Chicken pox - infected person shall remain in isolation for 6 days after the first crop of vesicles appear or until the lesions are crusted, whichever comes first. 
  • Pinkeye - excluded until on treatment 24 hours and no discharge in the eye. 
  • Impetigo - excluded until on treatment and checked by RN. 
  • Scabies - excluded until treated and checked by RN. 
  • Shingles - excluded only if not covered. 
  • Pediculosis (head lice) - excluded until treatment with an insecticidal drug is initiated.
  • Mononucleosis - physician's note on attendance needed.

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