Guidelines for Student Illness
General Illness Guidelines
The guidelines below will help you to determine when your child is ready to return to school after an illness.
Guidelines for Fever
- A temperature of 101 F is the temperature at which a student is excluded from school.
The student who is sent home from school with a temperature of 101 cannot return to school until fever-free for 24 hours. Fever-free means without a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing agents such as acetaminophen, or ibuprofen. Please do not give your child aspirin.
Guidelines for Diarrhea
- Students with diarrhea need to be sent home.
Generally diarrhea is caused by a virus or bacterial infections. Students need to be excluded from school until they haven’t had diarrhea for 24 hours.
Guidelines for Vomiting
- Students who are vomiting need to be sent home.
Students need to be excluded until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
Guidelines for Possible Pink Eye
Guidelines for Rashes & Skin Sores
- Students with possible pink eye need to be sent home.
- Students need to be excluded from school until redness has cleared up, a physician writes a note stating the student is not contagious, or the student has received a prescribed antibiotic for 24 hours.
- Students who have unidentified rashes or skin sores may have a communicable disease that could be contagious to other students.
- Students need to be excluded from school until the rash or sore has cleared up, a physician writes a note stating that the student is not contagious, or the student has been taking an oral antibiotic or applying an antibiotic or fungal cream for 24 hours
- When the student returns to school, any open sores need to be covered
If you are called to pick up your child, please do so in a timely manner to avoid the possibility of passing illnesses to others. Please feel free to call the Health Aide or RN at your child’s school regarding any questions or concerns.