Criteria For School Attendance
Good Health is critical for the learning process to take place. It is for this reason that students who are too ill to participate in normal activities should be excluded from school attendance. Not only are they unable to derive any benefits from the educational process when ill, but they may also be infecting other children and thus preventing them from attending school.
It is for the above reasons that the following criteria for school attendance will be followed.
1. In general, students who are too ill to participate in normal activities and/or adequately function in the classroom setting should be excluded from school attendance.
2. Students with an oral temperature of 100o or above, with no other symptoms, should be excluded until the temperature returns to normal for at least 24 hours.
3. Student with persistent vomiting should be excluded until the vomiting has stopped for at least 24 hours.
4. Students with diarrhea should be excluded until diarrhea has ceased for at least 24 hours.
5. Students with suspected contagious disease (i.e., rash) should be excluded until released by medical care service (preferably in writing), or until symptoms are no longer present.
6. Students who have undergone a medical procedure requiring general anesthesia should stay home at least 24 hours.
7. Students with upper respiratory infections (symptoms: persistent nasal discharge that is purulent or discolored, oral temperature 100o F or above, productive cough, excessive coughing) should stay at home until all symptoms are gone for 24 hours or a written medical release is obtained.
8. Students receiving antibiotic medication may attend school when they have been taking the medicine for 24 hours.