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District Health Protocols

 

CHICKENPOX - A student who is recovering from Chicken Pox may return to school when all the lesions have scabs, usually 7-10 days after onset. Please bring your child to the nurse the first day back so that she can check him/her before returning to class.

 

CONJUNCTIVITIS - A student who has been sent home from school due to suspected conjunctivitis may return to school only after treatment for 24 hours if it is bacterial conjunctivitis. Otherwise they may return to school with a doctor’s note which indicated that the conjunctivitis is not bacterial in nature.

 

FEVER - Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or over will be sent home from school. That child should not return to school until his/her temperature has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours.

 

HEAD LICE - Any student found to have lice shall be excluded from school. They may return to school once treatment, as recommended by their health care provider, has been done and all nits have been removed. Please bring you child to the nurse the first day back so that she can check to make sure all the nits have been removed.

 

RINGWORM - Any student suspected of having ringworm will be sent home. They may return to school only after treatment for 24 hours. If ringworm was not confirmed by your physician then the student may return with a doctor’s note which indicated that the student does not have ringworm.

 

SHINGLES - Follow the same protocol as for Chicken Pox.

 

STREP THROAT - Any student diagnosed with strep throat must begin treatment with an antibiotic and may return to school on the second day after medication has started.

 

 

GYM NOTES - Notes from Doctors of Chiropractic which request modification of school programs, i.e. gym, early dismissal, use of elevator may be accepted for a period of one week only. Requests for modifications for a period longer than one week must come from a Medical Doctor, Osteopath, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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