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Illness Information

ILLNESSES


In order to provide the healthiest school environment possible, please do not send your child to school when symptoms of illness are present. According to guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, no child will be allowed to remain in school if any of the following conditions are present:  temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting/diarrhea due to illness, persistent cough or undiagnosed skin rash.


Please notify the school nurse if your child contracts any communicable diseases, including but not limited to:  chicken pox, conjunctivitis, Fifth's disease, gastroenteritis, influenza, impetigo, measles, mononucleosis, mumps, scabies,, scarlet fever, strep throat and whooping cough.


POST-ILLNESS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES


Children must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.


According to school policy, if a child is being treated for a contagious illness or condition such as strep throat or impetigo, they must complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school. In the case of chicken pox all lesions must be scabbed over (5-7 days) before the child can return to school.


Head Lice: Children must be treated and checked by the school nurse before returning to school.  Prevention is the key to controlling this pesky problem. Please inspect your child's hair frequently and call the school nurse if you have any questions.