When should a child remain home from school?
When a child has fever, severe coughing, red and running eyes, sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, skin rash, unusual pallor, dizziness or faintness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, aches (such as earache, backache, stomachache) or severe pain anywhere, these are symptoms or signs of illness and the child should be kept home from school. If a student is at school and not feeling well enough to stay, the Health Office Personnel will notify the parent/guardian who will be expected to take the child out of school for at least that day. Note: A student with a fever cannot return to school until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
Physical Education Excuse/Waiver
An excuse from physical education classes must be in writing and accompanied by a written recommendation from the child's physician.
Parents/guardians are required to report any incidence of infectious disease to the Health Office Personnel at the local school. Students with chronic infectious disease have all rights, privileges and services provided by law and Board policies and the district’s obligation to safeguard these rights while managing health and safety for all district students.
A student known to have a chronic infectious disease will be evaluated to determine whether there is a high risk of spreading the disease. The School Infectious Disease Review team works with local, regional, or State health officials, the family physician, the student, the student’s teacher, and student’s parent/guardian to establish the most appropriate educational program.