Health Office Information
Returning to School After an Injury or Illness
Parents/guardians must provide the health office with written release and instructions from the student’s physician stating limitations and/or instructions for care while at school for the following:
1. A student returns to school with:
- Crutches or other orthopedic appliances
2. A student returns after:
- A serious illness requiring 3 days or more absence from school
- Surgical procedure
- Overnight hospitalization
3. A student is to be excused from PE/sports activities for more than 3 days in a row.
Parents/guardians must also note the following:
- Fever: Students with an oral temperature over 100.4 degrees will be excluded from school until temperature is normal for at least 24 hours.
- Vomiting/diarrhea: Students will be excluded from school until they have had no vomiting/diarrhea for at least a 24 hour period.
- Rashes: If a student has a rash of unknown origin, the student must be sent home and may return only with a note from a physician stating the rash is not contagious or may return if the rash has cleared.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Student may return to school after 24 hours or more of physician prescribed medication.
- Strep Throat: Student may return to school after 24 hours or more of physician prescribed medication.
For more Health Office Information, see Student and Parent Information Handbook.