Guidelines for School Exclusion

  • Chicken Pox Case must be isolated and excluded from school or day care for not less than five days after the eruption of the last vesicles or until the vesicles become dry. Upon return to school a visit to the school nurse is required for clearance to return to the classroom.

    Conjunctivitis Student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment has begun and the student is free of symptoms. A physician’s note stating the student is under treatment or not contagious is required for clearance to return to the classroom. The physician’s note must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom.

    Fifth’s Disease The student may return to school when they feel well enough to do so. They must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

    Hand/Foot/Mouth Disease Students do not need to be excluded from school unless fever is present or they are not well enough to participate in usual activities.

    Hepatitis A, B, and C Student may return to school only with physician’s permission. A physician’s note is required for clearance to return to the classroom and must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom.

    Impetigo Student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment has begun. A physician’s note stating the student is under treatment or not contagious is required for clearance to return to the classroom. The physician’s note must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom. All open sores must be covered while at school.

    Measles Student will remain out of school for 4 days after the appearance of the rash.

    Meningitis Student will remain out of school until clinical recovery, i.e., absence of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication.

    Mononucleosis Student may return to school only with physician’s permission. A physician’s note is required for clearance to the classroom and must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom.

    Mumps Student will remain out of school until nine days after the onset of swelling.

    Rash, undiagnosed, or other questionable lesions Student may return to school after being evaluated by a physician, has been cleared to return to school or has received prescribed treatment for a period of 24 hours. A note from the physician verifying that the condition is not contagious or that the student is receiving treatment must be submitted to the Health Office upon return to school.

    Ringworm Student may return to school 24 hours after treatment has begun. A physician’s note stating that the student is under treatment or not contagious is required for clearance to return to the classroom. A physician’s note is required for clearance to the classroom and must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom. However, if the lesion(s) can be covered, a student does not need to be excluded from school. The affected areas must be covered while at school.

    Rubella/German Measles Student may return to school 7 days after the onset of the rash.

    Scabies Student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment has begun. A physician’s note stating that the student is under treatment or not contagious is required for clearance to return to the classroom. A physician’s note is required for clearance to the classroom and must be brought to the Health Office before the student returns to the classroom.

    Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever Student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotics, provided treatment is continued for a minimum of 10 days and fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medication.

    The school district reserves the right to request a physician’s permit for a student to return to school if the nurse and/or principal feels this procedure is necessary for the protection of the other students. We urge you to call your school nurse if you have any questions regarding the above policies.