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A child should not attend school if:

A child should not attend school if:                                     _____________

  • An unidentifiable rash is present that has not been evaluated by a doctor.

  • There are open sores (ringworm, impetigo, etc.) which have not been treated.

  • One or both eyes are red, itching, and/or have crusts on eyelids as these are signs of conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and should be evaluated by a physician.

    • In the above cases, child may return to school after being treated for 24 hours, with a doctor’s note stating the child is not contagious or when symptoms are gone.

  • An oral temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above is present.  Student should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Child is vomiting or has diarrhea.

  • There are signs of head lice, which are small, crawling insects, which lay their  white oval-shaped eggs (nits) on the hair near the scalp.  Nits resemble dandruff, but cannot be brushed off.  Nits hatch in 8-10 days and the lice bite into the scalp which causes severe itching.  Unfortunately, the spread of head lice has become a problem for schools all over the United States, so we do check everyone in school occasionally.  Lice are transferred from one child to another by contact with their hair or personal belongings. (See Health)

             

You can eliminate this problem by following these recommendations.

    • Observe your child for excessive scratching.

    • Check your child’s hair daily for crawling bugs, nits (eggs) or tiny sores which may be where they are biting.

    • Shampoo hair at least every other day.

    • Wash clothing and coats frequently.

    • Teach your child not to use anyone’s comb or brush or wear their coats or hats.

  Please contact the school if you suspect your child has lice.  If you need assistance on how to treat it, information is available at the school.