Illness Guidelines

Please see guidelines below for specific illnesses. Additionally, if your student has become ill please make sure to contact the school's attendance office to ensure attendance is marked correctly. If you have any questions about your student's illness please do not hesitate to contact your student's school nurse. 

  • COVID-19 (positive test)

    Student must be excluded from school for 5 days from symptom onset (day 0) or from positive test date if asymptomatic

  • Temperature above 100.4 degrees.

    Indiana Department of Health Guidelines recommends that a student may return after 24 hours of being fever free without the use of medication.

  • Uncontrollable vomiting or diarrhea with or without fever.

    Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without use of medication.

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye), if considered contagious.

    Student must be examined by a health care provider and approved for readmission to school. With bacterial conjunctivitis, exclusion is recommended until 24 hours after starting topical antibiotic therapy.

  • Strep Throat (A positive culture for Streptococcal throat infection)

    The student must be excluded from school until he/she has had at least 24 hours of appropriate treatment and is without fever.

  • Head lice (Pediculosis)

    Student will be sent home from school if they are found to have live lice or nits closer than ½ inch from the scalp. Upon return to school, student must report to the school nurse and be cleared before returning to the classroom.

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough).

    Student must be excluded for 5 days while receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy.

  • Impetigo, until treatment has begun.

    Parents should be advised to keep contagious children home until 24 hours after starting topical or oral antibiotic therapy.

  • Viral eye infection.

    May return to school after health care provider states student is allowed to go to school.

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella).

    Student must be excluded for 6 days from appearance of vesicles or until all vesicles have scabbed.

  • Scabies, until treated.

    Student may return the day after treatment.

  • Ringworm, until treatment has begun.

  • Undiagnosed rash if fever is present.
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