Health Room Guidelines

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

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

  • Skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Eye drainage

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

  • Decreased activity - droopy, tired appearance
  • Irritable behavior
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough

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

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

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)
  • Eye drainage

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

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting (related to stomach virus such as norovirus)

Source: Health Guidelines Manual
Revised 10/2014

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