District Illness Guidelines

  • It is important that our children follow good health practices at all times and be kept at home when they are ill.

    A child should not be in school when he or she is ill and is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Nausea or vomiting (must remain at home until free of symptoms for 24 hours).
    • Diarrhea (must remain at home until free of symptoms for 24 hours)Diarrhea is considered 2 or more loose/watery stools in one day.
    • Severe headache
    • Continuous coughing or runny nose
    • Evidence of a communicable disease such as a rash, swelling or unusual sore throat
    • A temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) degrees or higher (must remain at home until he/she has a normal 98.6 F (37 C) degree temperature for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducer such as Tylenol)
    • Conjunctivitis - pink eye
    • Undiagnosed rash (rashes must be verified by your doctor that they are non-contagious before the child may return to school;  a note is needed)

    The School Nurse may clear a student with known chronic illness (asthma, allergies, migraines, etc.).

     If a student is sent home from school for feeling ill, the child may not return to school that day. A doctor’s note for absences over (7) days is required (CUSD BP & AR 5113).

    Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep all children and staff healthy.

    CUSD School Nurses