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Communicable Diseases

Should your child stay home from school?

Every effort should be made to attend school. The following suggestions are intended to help parents determine when a student should not attend school:

  • If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.
  • If having your child at school would significantly put
    others at risk for contracting your child's illness.
  • If your child feels ill enough that he/she would not be able
    to benefit from being at school.
  • If your child has a "heavy" cold and hacking
    cough, he/she belongs home in bed, even though he/she has no fever.
  • If your child complains of a slight sore throat and has not
    had other symptoms, child may go to school. If white spots can be seen in the back of the throat or if a fever is present, keep him/her at home and call your doctor.
  • A rash may be the first sign of one of childhood's many
    illnesses, such as chicken pox or measles. A rash or "spot" may cover
    the entire body or may appear in only one area. Please do not send a child to
    school with a rash or skin eruption until your doctor has said it is safe to.
  • If your child has diarrhea, a stomach ache, or is vomiting.
    Consult your doctor if your child has a stomach ache, which is persistent or severe enough to limit child's activity. If vomiting occurs, keep your child home until child can keep food down. A child with diarrhea should be kept home. Call your doctor if prompt improvement does not occur.
  • If your child has a toothache: Contact your dentist.
  • If your child has an earache: Consult your doctor.

Communicable Diseases Procedures

Chicken Pox

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) 

Fifth Disease 

Lice Procedure
Strep Throat
Monkey Pox

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