Healthy Child Practice

Too Sick for School

Children will not be allowed to attend school, remain at school and/or return to school if they are experiencing the following symptoms:

· Diarrhea

· Vomiting

· Frequent persistent harsh cough that is not relieved with treatment

· Widespread undiagnosed rash

· Temperature of 100.4 and above

· Serious physical injuries that require continuous supervision

· Symptoms of contagious childhood diseases (pink eye, chicken pox, lice etc)

· Significant changes in child’s usual behavior.


Children may return to school 24 hours after diarrhea, vomiting and temperature returns to normal without medication.

Please also note that if a child urinates or defecates in pants/undergarments and the parent (s) are not available the student will be taken to the nurse’s office and a two-person clothing change will initiate. At no time, will a student be left in soiled clothing.