imageIS MY CHILD TOO ILL TO ATTEND SCHOOL?

Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria  
Regulation. 758-1

Parents are often confronted with this decision when their child complains of not feeling well. The following guidelines may be helpful but they do not cover every medical condition and does not take the place of seeking medical attention.

Fever - 100 degrees or higher - A fever is a sign of illness. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not attend school until student has been fever free for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).

Colds- Minor cold symptoms are common and usually don't interfere with school attendance. A child with thick or constant nasal discharge or constant cough should remain home.

Rash - A rash may cover the entire body or only one area. A student who has a rash of unknown origin or accompanied with a fever should not attend school.

Vomiting/Diarrhea - Student should not attend school until symptom- free for at least 24 ours.

Head injury -student should not come to school until doctor has cleared to do so.

Contagious illnesses
  - pink eye, strep throat,ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.

Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.