Communicable Disease

  • The school nurse is required to report notifiable communicable diseases/conditions to the local Health Department within a specified time frame. A student diagnosed with a communicable disease must be cleared by a physician, nurse practitioner, or the Public Health Department with a statement of clearance to the school principal before returning to school.

    Students exhibiting vomiting, diarrhea, or fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit should not attend school until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. If symptoms occur at school, you will be contacted and must pick your child up from school.

Head Lice

  • Students exhibiting symptoms of live lice infestations will not be allowed to stay in school until the problem is eliminated. The student must be checked by a school nurse or designated school employee before he/she is allowed back into the classroom.