Illness Guidelines

Reminder Student Illness Guidelines


We ask that you follow these guidelines as you evaluate whether or not to send your child to school when he/she has a health issue. Our goal, as always, is to provide the safest possible environment for student learning.


  1. Parents should notify the school office of any health problems concerning their child. If the child has a contagious condition such as chicken pox, strep throat, etc., we will notify the parents of his/her homeroom classmates.


  1. If your child has a fever they may not attend school. Students must be fever free for  24 hours before returning to school without the use of fever reducing medications.


  1. Students who are sent home during the school day with a fever will not be allowed to return to school the next day; this will allow for the 24 hour protection of the entire school community.


  1. A child with diarrhea should be kept home.


  1. Please do not send your child if they have had two or more episodes of either vomiting and/or diarrhea in the last 24 hours (a child will be sent home if they vomit at school).


  1. If your child develops a body rash or skin lesions, a doctor should diagnose the problem.  Please inform the school of the doctor's recommendations. There may be times when a note from the doctor is required.


  1. If your child has strep throat, scarlet fever, conjunctivitis, pinworms, ringworm or impetigo, the child needs to be on prescription medicine from your doctor for 24 hours before returning to school.


  1. If your child has head lice, the child may not return to school until appropriate treatment has been obtained and all the nits (eggs) are removed. If nits are visible in the hair, the child will be sent home. Manual removal of all lice and nits is often the best option to assure total lice treatment of the hair.


  1. If your child has to stay home from school for any medical reason, please notify the school office by 8:00 a.m.