Daisy Ingraham Health Office

Student Illness Guidelines

Student will be dismissed from school automatically for vomiting, diarrhea, suspected or confirmed conjunctivitis, nits (discretion of nurse)/live louse and temperature of 100.0 F and above.  If the student is dismissed from school, the student may not return to school until symptoms have ceased for 24 hours. If your child is suspected of having pink eye, a doctor note is required to return to school.  If your child is diagnosed with pink eye, they may not return to school until they have completed a full 24 hours of antibiotic.  If live louse (lice) is discovered, the student may return to school only after hair treatment is complete and every viable nit is removed and the student must see the nurse upon arrival at school. 

A student should remain at home from school with the following symptoms of communicable illness or disease:

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Students should be fever-free without using fever-reducing medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Students should remain at home until vomiting and/or diarrhea have subsided for at least 24 hours and they are able to tolerate fluids.
  • Live head lice found in the hair.
  • Eye discomfort with itching, redness, pain, and discharge.
  • Skin rash suggestive of communicable disease
  • Sore throat that is accompanied by fatigue, body aches, and fever.