• CONTAGIOUS DISEASES / CONDITIONS
     

    To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. If a parent suspects that his or her child has a contagious disease, the parent should contact the school nurse so that other students who might have been exposed to the disease are alerted according to the directives of the local public health authority. Any child returning to school after having a contagious condition (i.e. strep throat, pink eye, flu, chicken pox, impetigo) should:

    1. Be free of acute illness symptoms.

    2. Have a temperature below 100.0 degrees F for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

    3. In the case of a rash or skin infection: all lesions or breaks in the skin are in the healing phase. Cultures or a medical release may be required for slow-healing lesions.

    4. No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours.

    5. With the possibility of a communicable disease, medical diagnosis, illness or injury, the school nurse may ask for permission to communicate directly with the medical provider and request that a Consent for Medical Release form be completed.