Student Health Guidelines


These guidelines are also located in the Student Handbook. 

These guidelines shall be followed for any school day or school sponsored events. 

Your child should stay home from school in the following situations:

Fever: greater than 100 degrees F; may return after 24 hours fever free without the aid of fever reducing medications.

Vomiting: may return after 24 hours from last episode.

Diarrhea: may return after 24 hours from last episode.

Rash: open and draining or if a fever is also present; may return after 24 hours fever free or on treatment for 24 hours.

Chickenpox: may return when all pox are dry and scabbed over; about 5 to 7 days after the start of the rash.

Live head lice parent contact will be made to inform of situation and to pick up child to begin treatment. Treatment is required before returning to school. Upon return to school, child will stop in the main office for a head lice check. If live head lice are found, child will be sent home for treatment. Once live head lice are gone, the child may return to school. Treatment shall be completed at home. (revised November 2015.)

Contagious diseases: strep throat, impetigo, pink eye (bacterial), scabies, ringworm or other diseases not listed; may return after 24 hours on prescribed treatment.


Public Health Orders may override local Health Guidelines in some instances.  The school nurse will advise you should a situation arise.



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