Illness & Injury Guidelines

Health room personnel are responsible for injury and illness occurring in school or on the way to and from school only. The nurse will provide initial evaluation and first aid treatment. Parents will be contacted regarding significant illness or injury. Recommendations will be made for additional evaluation or treatment. If a student needs to be transported to a medical facility, the parent will be expected to make the necessary arrangements. If the situation is emergent, arrangements will be made with local emergency services for transport via ambulance to the nearest treatment facility (at parent's expense).

Guidelines for return to school following illness or exclusion:

  • Chickenpox - when all lesions are dry and have scabs
  • Lice - morning after treatment with proof of treatment and majority of nits removed. Student must be evaluated by school nurse upon arrival at school for up to 10 days, unless all nits have been removed, in which case the child will be checked one last time at Day 10 following treatment.
  • Impetigo - certificate of treatment and recovery
  • Pink Eye - certificate of treatment and recovery
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea - no episodes for 12 hours and able to eat solid food with no return of symptoms.
  • Fever - no child with a fever equal to or over 100 degrees should come to school. They may return when fever free, 98.6 degrees for 24 hours without Tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • Cough - Deep or persistent coughs should be evaluated by a physician.
  • Concussion - persistent headache, vision problems, inability to concentrate, nausea - these children should be evaluated by a physician before returning to school. If your child sustains a concussion please notify the school nurse prior to returning. Your child must be evaluated by the school nurse upon arrival back at school.

Please do not send children to school who have a fever, are coughing excessively, or are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea. Sick children belong at home...Well children belong in school.

* If you have questions concerning whether or not to send your child to school, please call the school nurse.