Health Guidelines for School Attendance
Do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms or conditions were present in the last 24 hours. You may be asked to take your child home if your child:
- Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Student may return to school when the temperature returns to normal (98.6) for 24 hours without the help of medication.
- Has been vomiting and/or diarrhea. If you child has two or more episodes during the previous evening or night they may not attend school. Call your child's healthcare provider if symptoms continue for more than 48 hours, your child has a fever or his/her condition worsens.
- Has a rash with a fever. May return to school after a medical evaluation has determined not to be communicable.
- Has bacterial infection. Your child may return to school after taking prescribed antibiotics for 24 hours.
- Purulent drainage from the eye(s) does not improve when any discharge that is present is wiped from the eye(s). If child complains of eye pain with redness, the child should see a healthcare provider.
- Has live lice. Student may return to school after they have been treated.
- Scabies or other parasite infections.
- Untreated infected skin patches that have weeping fluid.
- Has been prescribed narcotics and is currently taking them. Students are not permitted to take narcotics while at school. The student should return to school once their pain can be controlled by Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
- Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
- Excessive tiredness, pale, difficult to wake, confused or irritability, lack of appetite
- Productive coughing, sneezing
- Continuous coughing
- Headache, body aches, earache
- Severe sore throat. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.
If you are unsure about whether to send your child to school, please contact the school health clinic staff with any questions you may have.