When Can My Child Return to School After Illness?

Please use the following guidelines to determine when your child should return to school after illness:
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea - When the child has been symptom free for 24 hours. If a student vomits or has diarrhea during the night or in the morning, keep the student home that day.
  • Flu symptoms – When the child’s temperature has returned to normal for 24 hours. This is a respiratory illness that usually starts suddenly with fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.
  • Undiagnosed fever or rash – When symptoms are gone for 24 hours.
  • Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever – 24 hours after start of treatment.
  • Chicken Pox – When old blisters have formed scabs and there are no new ones.
  • Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) – When student has been treated with antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Head Lice – When head is treated and free of live lice or nits (eggs).
  • Scabies (body lice) – 24 hours after start of treatment.
  • Impetigo – When skin is clear or child has been under treatment for 24 hours.
By asking parents to follow these guidelines we hope to decrease the spread of infection and maintain a healthy environment for our students and staff.
 
Please do not send medication to school with your child. All medication must be brought to the nurse’s office by a parent/guardian along with a written prescription from your physician.   
 
Your child’s education and well being is our number one priority.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Health Office at 638-6318, ext. 2404. 

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