The following is our policy regarding illness as required by the State Health Department: School staff shall exclude from the facility any child showing signs or symptoms of serious or contagious illness upon being brought to school.
Children should not return to school until they have had no fever, no vomiting and no diarrhea for 24 hours. To be admitted to school, a child must be fever-free without the use of temperature lowering medication for 24 hours. Thus, a fever one afternoon means no school the next morning, even if your child appears to feel fine.
In addition, if the child has any of the following conditions, he/she should not come to school:
- If a child feels unable to participate because of illness and lethargy, he/she should not be at school.
- Generalized rashes over multiple parts of the body, until they have been diagnosed by a doctor. Varicella (chicken pox) warrants exclusion until the sores dry up, usually 5-7 days.
- Green or yellow nasal discharge persisting longer than three days if accompanied with any of the following symptoms: fever, persistent cough, eye drainage, or ear pain. A discharge from the nose without fever is permissible.
- An upper respiratory infection with a temperature of 100°F on an oral thermometer (101°F on rectal thermometer).
- A draining ear infection.
- Diarrhea illness with associated abdominal discomfort.
- A child with strep throat must be excluded until one day after medication is started.
- Measles, rubella, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, infectious hepatitis, salmonella or shingella infection, tuberculosis or other reportable diseases.
- Presence of ringworm, lice, scabies, impetigo, pink eye, or other external body parasites.