When can my child return to school after illness?

Please use the following guidelines to determine when your child should return to school after illness:

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea – When the child has been symptom free for 24 hours. If a student vomits or has diarrhea during the night or in the morning, keep the student home that day.
  • Flu symptoms – When the child’d temperature has returned to normal for 24 hours. This is a respiratory illness that usually starts suddenly with fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.
  • Undiagnosed fever or rash – When symptoms are gone for 24 hours, without the assistance of medication.
  • Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever – 24 hours after start of treatment.
  • Chicken Pox – When old blisters have formed scabs and there are no new ones.
  • Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) – When student has been treated with antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Head Lice – When head is treated and free of live lice.
  • Scabies (body lice) – 24 hours after start of treatment.
  • Impetigo – When skin is clear or child has been under treatment for 24 hours.

By asking parents to follow these guidelines we hope to decrease the spread of infection and maintain a healthy environment for our students and staff.
Please do not send medication to school with your child. All medication must be brought to the nurse’s office by a parent/guardian, along with a signed by parent and Doctor, “Authorization for medication to be given at school” form (can obtain these in the Health Office).

Your child’s education and well-being is our number one priority. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Health Office at 530-895-4697, ext. 224.