Illness and Injury at School
We are here to protect the health of our students, families, and staff. Elementary students with the following symptoms should remain home or may be sent home from school:
- An oral temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The child’s temperature must remain below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before they can return to school.
- Vomiting. The child should be free of symptom for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Diarrhea. The child should be free of symptom for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Persistent nasal congestion, reddened eyes, sore throat, cough, or headaches that disrupt the student’s learning or pose a risk of illness to others.
- Unexplained skin eruptions or rashes.
- Any other health condition that, in the school nurse’s judgment, is of concern for the child’s health and well-being and that of others.
- Communicable illnesses for which you have been advised to keep your child out of school until cleared to return by the county health department or your child’s doctor.
The school nurse or another school representative will contact you if your child becomes ill or seriously injured at school. If a parent cannot be reached, other individuals listed on the emergency form will be contacted. For the child’s safety, students will be released only to adults whose names appear on the emergency form.
To minimize the spread of illness among students, report communicable diseases such as influenza, measles, whooping cough, hepatitis A, tuberculosis, chickenpox, etc. to the school nurse immediately.
For more information, contact your school nurse.
To help minimize the spread of illness at school:
- Teach your child about good hand-washing and cough hygiene practices.
- Let the school nurse know if your child has any medical conditions.
- Consult your school nurse about upcoming school-based illness prevention programs and partnerships.
- Plan ahead for how your child will be cared for if they need to remain home from school due to illness.