• Stay Home

    If you are not sure if your child should attend school, please contact your healthcare provider or the health room. 

  • A sick student cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick student home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.

    Students must be fever-free for 24-hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school.

    Students with harsh, persistent, or productive coughing should not attend school until the symptoms have improved or the physician has provided the health room with documentation permitting the student to school.

    Students with vomiting must be symptom-free for 24-hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school. 

    Students with diarrhea must be symptom-free for 24-hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school.

    Students with recent injuries or conditions that are causing severe pain should not return to school until symptoms improve. Students with injuries requiring a change in activity during the school day are permitted to return to school with a written physician's note. If a student returns to school without a doctor's note, you may be asked to pick up your child until the documentation is received in the health room. This is for your student's safety during their recovery. Examples include, but are not limited to, fractures, concussions, sprains/strains, recent surgery, or invasive procedure. 

    Suspicious or potentially contagious rashes/skin infections will result in exclusion until the student is examined by a provider.  Students who are excluded from school for a rash or suspected skin infection may return to school with documentation from their physician. Students are permitted to return to school when the rash is no longer contagious. 

    Students with symptoms of pink eye (conjunctivitis) will be excluded until the student is examined by a provider.  Students who display red and itchy eyes, as well as drainage or crusting of the eye, will be sent home to prevent the spread of a suspected illness.  Students who are excluded from school for a possible eye infection may return to school with documentation from their physician.  Students are permitted to return to school when they are no longer contagious.

    Severe sore throat symptoms, such as distracting pain, redness (inflammation), tonsil swelling (edema), white plaque, or patches (exudate) will be excluded from school until the student is examined by a provider. Students who are excluded from school due to sore throat or suspected infection may return to school with documentation from their physician.  Students are permitted to school when they are no longer contagious. 

    Students with untreated head lice or excessive nits will be excluded from school until treated and cleared by the health room.  Following treatment for head lice, the student, their family, and the nurse will meet in the health room before the student returns to the classroom.  The nurse will collect documentation of head lice treatment from the student's family (doctor's note, lice treatment facility documentation, or lice treatment box top). The nurse and the student's family will review head check education to reduce the chance of reoccurrence of lice.  The nurse will review the district's lice policy (attached) and the expectations over the course of the lice treatment and lice prevention efforts. It is important to mention that failure to comply with recommended lice treatment and prevention efforts will most likely result in the lice life cycle repeating.