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Illness Policy

Children, staff, parents and/or volunteers will be excluded from the classroom if any of the following are noted:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or above, orally – may return after 24 hours with no fever
  • Vomiting – may return after 24 hours of not vomiting
  • Serious nausea or stomach pains
  • Diarrhea (frequent, loose, watery stools) – may return 24 hours after symptoms end
  • Unusual drowsiness or tiredness
  • Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough
  • Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge, non-allergenic)
  • Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (pink eye, non-allergenic) must be treated with antibiotic drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck
  • Any skin sore oozing of fluid, suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from sore)
  • Suspected head or body lice (untreated)
  • Earache
  • An unexplained rash
  • Symptoms which may suggest an acute illness

Students with conditions needing treatment with an antibiotic may return to the classroom after at least 24 hours of treatment and a decrease in symptoms.