Guidelines for Keeping Our Students Healthy
Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs.  The flu and colds usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  To stop the spread of germs, you must cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, wash hands with soap and water often, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and stay home when you are sick.  See a doctor when needed.  Students with Temperature of 100° or above must stay home until they are fever free without medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen) for 24 hours.

Exclusion & Return Guidlines

Oral temperature of 100° or above: Fever free for 24 hours
Vomiting, nausea or severe abdominal pain: Symptom free
Marked drowsiness or lethargy: Symptom free
Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough: Symptom free
Red, inflamed or discharging eyes: Written doctor release
Skin rashes or eruptions: Written doctor release
Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck: Written doctor release
Suspected scabies or impetigo: Written doctor release
ANY skin lesion in the weeping stage: Covered & diagnosed as non-contagious
Earache: Symptom free
Head lice: Lice and nit (egg) free

Is it a Cold or the FLU?