Illness Policies

    • Fever
      Students should not come to school with a fever. If a student has a fever, he/she should not return to school until he/she is free of fever for 24 hours.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
      Students with vomiting/diarrhea should remain home until they are free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours.
    • Head Lice
      If a student is found to have head lice, he/she will be sent home from school. A student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and checked by the nurse upon returning to school.
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
      A student with pinkeye will be excused from school. He/she is able to return after treatment has been started, and symptoms have been resolved.
    • Chicken Pox
      Students are excluded for one week after the rash appears and vesicles are dry and scabbed. Students are contagious 1-2 days before the rash appears. The incubation period is 2-3 weeks.
    • Strep Throat
      Students may return to school 24 hours after starting an antibiotic and are fever free for 24 hours. The incubation period is 1-3 days. It is communicable for 10-21 days. Transmission is terminated 24-48 hours after the start of an antibiotic. Students need to finish the prescribed antibiotic.
    • Ring Worm:
      It is a fungal infection spread through contact with skin or scalp scales. Students may return to school when they are under treatment with the affected areas covered.
    • Fifth Disease
      Children with fever will be excluded from school. Students are contagious before the symptoms appear. The virus is in nose and throat secretions. The rash appears as "slapped cheek appearance" with fine, lacy rash on trunk and extremities. The rash turns brighter red after heat exposure.

If there are questions regarding school illness policies please contact the school nurse at 867-6401.