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Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

A student should be sent home if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Undiagnosed skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher

Other conditions that are indicators of illness and are considered when determining illness:

  • Decreased activity – droopy, tired appearance
  • Irritable behavior
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough
  • Eye drainage (excessive drainage and significant discomfort)

When can a child return to school?

After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • Infected skin eruptions
  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics
    • Exception: If being treated for Pertussis, student must be on antibiotics for 5 days before returning to school

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the absence of other symptoms of illness

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea when accompanied by other symptoms of illness

Source: Health Guidelines Manual
Revised 01/2019

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