Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School
I have a fever of 100.0 F or greater--
Cannot return to school until fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours (ex. Tylenol, Motrin, Advil).
I vomited, one or more times in the past 24 hours--
Cannot return to school until free from vomiting for 24 hours.
I have diarrhea--
Cannot return to school until free from diarrhea for 24 hours.
I have a rash, on my body with fever or itching--
Require a doctor's note permitting to return.
I have head lice/nits--
Must be treated with lice shampoo, and manually remove all nits. A child cannot return until zero nits. Child will be inspected in the nurse's office upon return to school and sent home if nits are found.
I have an eye infection (the white part of the eye is pink and drainage is coming from the eye)--
To return to school the child must have clear eyes that are not draining. If the child has bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye), 24 hours of treatment must be completed accompanied by a doctor's note.
I have a sore throat possibly accompanied by fever--
The child must be fever free without the assistance of temperature reducing medication for 24 hours.
I have been diagnosed with strep throat or scarlet fever (red, sore throat with patches on tonsils, swollen glands, fever and/or rash)--
Must be fever free without the assistance of fever reducing medication. Must complete treatment for at least 24 hours. Must be accompanied by a doctor's note.
I was in the hospital or went to the emergency room--
A copy of discharge instructions and/or a doctor's note permitting me to return to class that includes any special school restrictions.