STUDENTS SHOULD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN THEY HAVE:

§  A fever of 100.4 degrees or more accompanied by behavior 

   changes or other signs or symptoms of illness. Before coming back            to school, a student should be fever-free for 24 hours without the              use of fever-reducing medications. Aspirin is not recommended for          children under age 19.

 

§  A rash associated with a fever or a behavioral change, until a                      health care provider determines that these symptoms do not   

   indicate a communicable disease.

 

§  Pink eye – pink or red conjunctiva with green or yellow eye discharge, until 

   after treatment has been initiated.

 

§  Diarrhea or vomiting more than once, or associated with fever, weakness, etc.

 

§  A persistent productive cough or wheezing.

 

§  Strep throat or other streptococcal infection, until 24 hours after initial antibiotic   

   treatment and fever free.

 

§  Chickenpox – until all sores have dried and crusted (usually 6 days).

 

§  Ringworm – Wait until treatment has started.  A health care provider must treat ringworm 

                           of the scalp. 

   Ringworm of the skin can often be treated with an over-the-counter ‘antifungal’ cream.

 

§  Head lice – keep the student at home until after the first treatment and all of the nits have 

                        been removed.  

                                               

   The school nurse will need to check the student’s scalp before readmission to school.

 

§  Impetigo – until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been initiated.

 

§  Been diagnosed with a contagious illness and have not received medication for a minimum 

   of 24 hours, or until the child’s doctor determines he/she is no longer contagious.