Basic Illness Guidelines

Basic Illness Guidelines

Antibiotic Treatment:  Student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.  However, antibiotics should be continued for the entirety of the prescription to insure infection has been properly treated.
 
Chickenpox:  Students must stay home until all of the pox marks have scabbed over, generally 7 days.
 
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) or Eye Drainage:  Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Diarrhea:  Students must be free of a diarrheal episode for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Fever (Temperature of 100° F or more):  Student must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Fifths Disease:  Students must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease:  Students can return to school once symptoms subside.
 
Impetigo:  Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Measles:  Students must stay home for 5 days after rash appears.
 
Mumps:  Students must stay home for 9 days after swelling begins and must be fever-free before returning to school.
 
Pediculosis (Head Lice):  Once lice have been treated and the nits carefully removed from the scalp, students can return to school.  Generally, students can return to school the next day if the lice have been properly treated.
 
Ringworm:  Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Scabies:  Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Strep Throat:  Students must be fever-free and on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
Vomiting:  Students must be free of a vomiting episode for at least 24 hours before returning to school.