Acute Illness

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 without medication. 
  • 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 more than once. 
  • The student has diarrhea. 
  • Persistent pain (ear, stomach, etc). 
  • A widespread rash. 
  • Severe cold symptoms (Persistent cough). 
  • Student diagnosed with a communicable disease (Chicken pox, impetigo, scabies, pertussis, conjunctivitis, etc). 

Physician’s documentation is required for school attendance after treatment of communicable diseases.  Please contact your school nurse before sending your child back to school or if you have any questions regarding the health status of your child.