Health and Medication Policy

Immunizations

Each student must present a current Certificate of Immunizations upon registration and enrollment for each school year.  Exceptions are made for students with the state approved form issued by their physician and the Health Department.

Illness Policy

State and federal law mandates children ill with communicable diseases be kept home, not returning to school until eligible for re-entry.

School re-entry guidelines for common illnesses:

Viral sore throat/colds: Child must be able to participate in school activities and not overly tired/listless; coughs must be under control. Temperature must be below 100.6 for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

Diarrhea and/or Vomiting: Child must be symptom free for at least 12 hours and able to eat without recurrence. Temperature must be below 100.6 for 24 hours without fever-reducing

Strep throat/Scarlet fever: Child must be taking antibiotics for a full 24 hours and be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

Infectious rashes (i.e. ringworm, impetigo, etc): Child must be on doctor-prescribed medication/treatment for at least 24 hours; exposed ringworm must be covered at school.

Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye: Child must be on prescription treatment for at least 24 hours. Eyes must not be draining.

Chickenpox/Shingles: All pustules must be dry and child must be fever free for at least 48 hours.

Head lice: We maintain a strict “nit-free” policy. Re-entry to class must be approved by both the teacher and school administrator.