Health Information

To avoid the spread of illness, students may not attend school with the following:

  • Colds, severe coughing, sore throat.
  • A temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Students should not return to school until the temperature has been normal for 24 hours without medication.
  • Elevated (or possible normal) temperature combined with any of the following: a severe cold with yellow-green nasal discharge, excessive coughing, swollen glands or skin rash.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea - student should remain home until 24 hours without an episode.
  • Undiagnosed rashes, skin lesions, earaches, swollen glands, eyes which are red and have discharge.
  • Communicable disease (see below)

Students will be re-admitted after being fever-free or symptom-free for 24 hours. Students with some conditions may return to school after being treated for 24 hours with an antibiotic. Call the school nurse for specific readmission guidelines.

The Kansas State Health Department has ruled children must be excluded from school if they have certain communicable diseases. Following is a partial list of those diseases for which children must be excluded:

  • Head lice: See Head Lice Policy.
  • Ringworm: Infection must be covered while at school and be treated with anti-fungal treatment.
  • Chickenpox/Shingles: Exclude until six days after first eruption.
  • Impetigo: Exclude until under treatment by a physician.
  • Measles: Exclude until 4 days after the rash appears.
  • Mumps: Exclude for 10 days after onset of illness.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Exclude until 5 days after appropriate antibiotic treatment has began.
  • Strep Throat: Exclude until 24 hours after appropriate antibiotic treatment has began, or 10 days, if antibiotics are not given.
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis): Exclude until there is no discharge from the eye.
  • Rubella (German Measles): Exclude for seven days after rash appears.
  • Scabies: Exclude until treated with scabicide.
  • Hepatitis A: Exclude until seven days after onset of jaundice.