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Illness

One of the goals of health services is to assure a healthy environment. Many students and families are frequently concerned about when students should stay home or attend school. The following information is intended to help with this decision.

  • If student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, the student should stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (without fever reducing medicine).
  • If the student has vomited or had diarrhea, the student should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • If student has any rash that may be disease-related or the cause is unknown, check with the family physician before sending the student to school.
  • If student is ill at home, please call the school attendance line daily to report the reason for the absence. It is helpful to report specific symptoms and/or diagnoses.

Communicable Disease

In order to track communicable conditions within the schools, it is helpful if parents notify the school health office when a student has a communicable condition (i.e. chickenpox, head lice, strep throat).

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When a student becomes ill or injured at school

  • First aid and illness management will be provided.
  • Parent/guardian will be contacted using information provided on the health and emergency information form.
  • It is important that the supplied information is correct and current.
  • Please list people who may be able to pick the student up from school if you are not able.
  • 911 will be called if a student is significantly ill or injured.