Illness Policy – When to keep your Child at Home

If your child has a temperature of 101 degrees or above (before Tylenol), green and or stuffy eyes or nose, pink eye, or is lethargic please keep them home from school. If they have vomited or had a fever within the past 24 hours, they may not attend school.
A child sent home ill from school with a fever or any of the above may not attend school the next day
(the child must be 24 hours symptoms free without medication before they may return to school).

THESE ARE EXAMPLES WHEN EXCLUSION IS NECESSARY

Diarrhea with illness (vomiting, fever)

Diarrhea: Stools that are watery and frequency is twice what is usual.

Yes-Until 24 hours symptoms free

Chicken Pox

Yes – Children may return after blisters are crusted over and dry. Or with a doctor’s note

Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Yes – Until 24 hours after treatment. If your health care provider decides not to treat your child, a note is needed.

Coxsackie Virus (hand, foot and mouth disease)

No – May attend if able to participate in school activities.

Head Lice

Yes – Until the day after treatment.

Strep Throat

Yes – Until 24 hours after treatment. Child has been on antibiotic for 24 hours.

Hepatitis A

Yes – Until 1 week after onset of jaundice and when able to participate in child care/school activities.

Herpes

Yes – If area is oozing and cannot be covered (example: mouth sores).

Impetigo

Yes – Until 24 hours after treatment starts.

Ringworm

Yes – Child may return after treatment starts.

Scabies

Yes – Until 24 hours after treatment starts.

Roseola

Yes – A child can return with a doctor’s note. A child with a rash and fever not may return to school.

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

Yes – A child can return with a doctor’s note. Once a child in the group has been infected the spread is rapid.

Mild cold symptoms (stuffy nose w/ clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough)

No – A child may attend if able to participate in child care/school activities.

Upper respiratory complications: large amount of yellow-green nasal discharge, extreme sleepiness, ear pain, lethargic, fever (above 101.0)

Yes – A child can return with a doctor’s note, or be symptom free for 24 hours.

Vaccine preventable diseases

Yes – Until judged not infectious by the health care provider. A child can return with a doctor’s note.

Yeast Infections: Thrush, candida diaper rash

Yes – Child can return with a doctor’s note.

Fifth’s Disease

No – Child no longer contagious once symptomatic rash appears.