Please do not send your child to school if he/she hasany of the following:

    *Diarrhea or Vomiting                                           *A suspected contagiousdisease

    *Temperature over 100⁰ degrees                          *Cold or flu thatprevents child from participating in class

    CommonColds and Flu

    A runny nose, watery eyes,cough and a light fever are the usual symptoms of the common cold and flu.  This is the most common illness seen inschool.

    • Encourage fluids.
    •  Encourage tocough into elbow, upper sleeve, or a tissue and discard properly.
    • Medication assuggested by your doctor.
    • Promote rest.
    • Wash handsfrequently and regularly, or use hand sanitizers when water is not available.
    • Keep your childhome from school until fever-free for at least 24 hours (no longer having afever greater than100⁰ without use of fever-reducing medications).

    Notify Doctor if symptoms last longerthan 1-2 days.



    Vomiting usually lasts 12-24hours.  Diarrhea is frequent waterystools and may occur after eating.  Itmay also be associated with stomach cramps.

    • Rest the stomachby giving nothing to eat or drink until the vomiting has stopped.  When the vomiting has stopped you may givesmall amounts/sips of clear liquids such as popsicles, Jello, or Kool- Aid.
    • If your child hasdiarrhea only, encourage child to drink clear liquids.  Avoid milk products, citrus juices, and spicyor fried foods.
    • Graduallyincrease solid foods such as crackers, pretzels, rice or toast.

    Notify yourdoctor if vomiting/diarrhea continues, severe stomach pain or fever.


    Pink Eye

    Pink eye is a contagious eye infection.  The white part of the eye turns red and thereis mucus and pus that collects in the corner of the eye, especially in themorning.

    • Consult with yourdoctor.
    • Wash hand frequently,especially after touching the eye.
    • Keep wash clothsseparate and wash in hot water.
    • Use coolcompresses over the eye to ease discomfort.

    Your child may return after seen by yourdoctor and has been under treatment for 24 hour and brings a medical excusefrom your Doctor.



    Impetigois a very contagious skin infectionthat leads to the formation of scabby-yellow-crusted sores and sometimes small blistersfilled with yellow fluid.  Wash handsfrequently.

    Your child may return to school oncetreated for 24 hours.  Please bring amedical excuse from your Doctor.


    Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of theskin-round area, circular and has a raised edge.  Antifungal creams usually cure them. 

    Your child may return to school oncetreated for 24 hours.  Please bring amedical excuse from your Doctor.



    Lice are highly contagious insects that can infest hairon the body.  Lice are transmitted fromperson to person by direct contact through personal items such as combs,towels, and hats. 

    It is hard to se Lice, but you can recognize these signs:

    • Persistentitching of the scalp.
    • Small silvery eggs(nits) that attach to the hair usually behind the head or ears.


    • Use of special shampoo available at drugstores; followdirections on the label.
    • Wash all towels and bed linens in hot soapy water;clothing may be washed or dry cleaned.
    • Use special spray on upholstered furniture.
    • Check all family members.
    • The child may NOT ride the school bus until they arechecked by the nurse at the school to ensure the lice/nits are gone.

    Your childmay return to school via car after treatment and all nits are removed.



    Scabiesis a contagious itchy skin conditioncaused by an infestation of the itch mite.  These mites are not visibleto the naked eye.  Its spread to others typically involves close physicalcontact.  Scabies produces a rash (small red bumps) and tunnels (burrows)in the affected skin.  The symptoms include severe itching especially at night. The treatment involves applying prescription creams or lotions to theskin.  The mite only survives 1-2 days off of the human body, but some maywant to treat bedding/clothing.

    Your child may return to school afterseen by your Doctor and has been treated. Please bring a medical excuse from your Doctor.






Last Modified on September 20, 2013