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Leni Kaku

Mindi van Gemeren

Illness or Injury at Home

Students should not be sent to school if they are showing signs of illness, such as fever (100.5 degrees or above), diarrhea, stomachache, nausea, constant coughing, sore throat, or a headache the previous night.

Children should be free of pain and fever for 24 hours before returning to school. Parents should notify the school office whenever their child is going to be absent from school due to illness or injury.

If your child has any long-term condition (such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures, etc.) please be sure to note on the emergency card and check with the office secretaries if there are other forms to fill out. See Individual Health Care Plans.

Any student found to have any of the following contagious conditions will be sent home from school.

Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever Excluded from school a full 24 hours after treatment, fever is gone.
Chicken Pox Excluded from school until the blisters have dried into scabs, usually about 6 days after the rash appears.
Scabies Excluded from school a full 24 hours after treatment has been started.
Pink Eye If bacterial (with pus) excluded from school for 24 hours after treatment has started.
Impetigo Excluded from school until the student has been treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours.
Head Lice A student who has active (adult) lice will be excluded from school until medicated treatment is completed and no live adult lice remain in their hair.
Pinworms or Ringworms A student does not need to stay home after treatment is begun.
Open Wounds  Please cover any open and weeping wounds with gauze and or/bandages.

A note must be sent with your child if you believe that she/he should not participate in activities such as physical education, recess, or other activity because of their illness. If a child is unable to participate in an activity for more than 3 days, a doctor’s note is needed.