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