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Illness Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines below to help make the decision of sending your student to school.

  • A student with an illness and a fever (100.4 or greater) should remain at home 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal, without the help of medication, to ensure a full recovery.  
  • If your student needs an antibiotic, he/she must remain at home for at least 24 hours after the antibiotic has been started and the student is feeling better.
  • If your student has a skin rash or sores, particularly around the mouth and nose, he/she must remain at home until the sores have begun to heal or 24 hours of treatment with an antibiotic has been started. 
  • If your student has red, itchy eyes or drainage from the nose or eyes, please keep them at home until the doctor says they are not contagious and the drainage, redness and itchiness begins to go away.
  • If your student has diarrhea, stomach ache and/or vomiting, the student needs to remain at home for at least 24 hours after the stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea have stopped, until the student is feeling better and food intake has returned to normal without a stomach ache, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • If your student has a bad cough or problems with breathing, keep the student at home until they are feeling better and activity level has returned to normal. 
  • If you are unsure when to send your student to school, please call your student’s physician or call or email the school health clinic.