Guidelines for Acute Illness
The school nurses realize there are times when it is in the best interest of your child to keep him/her home from school due to illness. The school nurses must also provide a healthy environment for all students. Therefore, the goal of the sick day guidelines is to assist the parents/guardian with the decision of when to keep their child home from school due to illness or infection.
Students should not come to school if:
- The student has a temperature over 100 F; a student may return to school after having a normal temperature for 24 hours.
- Antibiotics are prescribed; the student may return to school after taking the antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours and without a temperature over 100 F.
- The student is vomiting; the students may return to school approximately 12 hours after symptoms resolve and is able to tolerate a normal diet.
- The student has diarrhea; the student may return to school approximately 12 hours after symptoms resolve and is able to tolerate a normal diet.
- The student has an undiagnosed rash.
- The student has severe cold symptoms.
- The student is diagnosed with a serious communicable disease i.e.: chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, and pertussis.
Please contact your school nurse before sending your child back to school. Physician's documentation is required for school attendance after treatment for impetigo, scabies, pertussis, conjunctivitis, and other treatable communicable diseases.
Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health status of your child.