Guidelines for Student Illnesses
Elevated Temperature (100.4˚F or more):
- Students with a temperature of 100.4˚F or more will be sent home and may return to school after they have been fever free for 72 hours without any fever-reducing medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Generally, diarrhea is caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Students with diarrhea will be sent home and may return to school after symptom-free without mediation for 24 hours.
- If your child has a non-contagious cause of diarrhea, ask the health assistant to notify her nurse for a health plan.
- Vomiting can be caused by various reasons, some contagious.
- Students who are vomiting will be sent home and may return to school after 24 hours symptom free.
- If your child has a known condition that causes vomiting, ask the health assistant to contact her nurse for information and a health plan.
Redness and Inflammation of Eyes:
- If the redness has not gone away after 20 minutes lying flat and no rubbing, the student will go home.
- Students may return to school:
- When the redness has gone away.
- A medical provider writes a note stating the condition is not contagious.
- Prescription medication for the eyes has been given for 24 hours.
Rashes and Skin Sores:
- Rashes and sores can be contagious and may spread easily through direct contact or through infected surfaces.
- Students will be sent home and may return to school:
- If the rash or sore disappears.
- A note from a medical provider states that the rash or sore is not contagious.
- After 24-48 hours of medical treatment and a medical note with activity guideline and treatment at school.
Please know we appreciate all you do as parents and thank you for allowing us to care for your child. Through awareness and working together, we can prevent the spread of communicable diseases and preserve student’s health and safety.