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 100.4 F (38 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