Health Information

When to Keep Your Student Home from School

For health and safety purposes, students should not be sent to school if they are showing signs of illness, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, coughing, sore throat, red or draining eyes, or untreated infected skin patches / rashes / bumps.  Students with a fever are to be kept home until they are fever free for at least 24 hours, without benefit from a fever–reducing agent.

Parents should notify the school office whenever their student is going to be absent from school due to illness or injury.

During school hours if your child feels ill or is injured, the office personnel will determine if your child needs to be taken home by checking the following signs or symptoms:

  • Temperature of 100.4°F or above

  • Difficult or rapid breathing (with no relief from medications provided by parent)

  • Severe coughing

  • Eyes that are red, swollen and draining

  • Vomiting / diarrhea / nausea

  • Severe pain

If any of these conditions exist, the office staff will notify the parents. Parents are responsible to pick up your child or arrange for a designated person to pick up the child promptly.  The adult picking up the child must sign out the student in the school office.

For a student to return to school:

  • Fever free for 24 hours, without benefit from a fever-reducing agent/medication.

  • No vomiting or diarrhea for at least  24 hrs

  • Significant symptom improvement

If your child has a long-term medical condition (such as asthma, severe allergies or anaphylaxis, diabetes, seizures, etc.) please make sure it is noted on the Emergency Information Card and Health Survey Form. In addition, please check with the office manager to obtain other forms that may need to be filled out.

Head Lice

A student who has active, adult live lice will be excluded from school until treatment is completed.  Once treatment has been completed, the student shall be allowed to return to school the next day and shall be checked by school staff to ensure that the student is free of lice before returning to class.  According to Board Policy, once the student is determined to be free of lice, the student shall be rechecked weekly for up to 6 weeks.