Absence & Illness Policy

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance

A student should be sent home if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Eye drainage

Other conditions that are indicators of illness and are considered when determining illness are:

  • Decreased activity - droopy, tired appearance
  • Irritable behavior
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough

After illness, when can a student return to school?

1. After completing aminimum of 24 hours of medicationfor the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • Infected skin eruptions
  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics

2. The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Feverwithout use of medication, such as Tylenol, ibuprofen
  • Eye drainage

3. The student has been free of the following conditionsfor at least 48 hours:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting