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CVCS Illness or Injury Exclusion Criteria

Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school or for a parent to keep the child home from school:

1. Fever of 100° and over – exclude until student has been fever-free for at least 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infectious and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.

3. Rash of unknown origin (especially if accompanied by a fever).

4. Head injury.

5. Colds: Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever over 100° or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his/her ability to perform in school (i.e., uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy). If your child experiences green nasal discharge that continues throughout the day, or a cough lasting longer than ten days, or is accompanied by fever or chills and is productive of discolored sputum, consult with your physician.

6. Diarrhea or vomiting – exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.

7. Stiff neck associated with a fever and/or a recent injury.

8. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.

A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.