To protect other students from contagious illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. If a parent suspects that his or her child has a contagious disease, the parent should contact the school nurse or principal so that other students who might have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. A pupil who has had a contagious disease may be asked to present a health certificate from a certified physician upon returning to school. The school nurse or the principal’s office can provide information from the Department of State Health Services regarding these diseases. [See policy FFAD.].
A student is excluded from school if illness is evidenced by a temperature elevation of 100° F or above. A temperature must remain within normal range for 24 hours, without analgesic medication, before the student returns to school. A student with a fever (100° F or above) is not only communicable to others but runs the risk of developing a secondary infection by attending school.
A student with the symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea is excluded from school until the condition subsides. Should fever develop, attendance will follow the above guidelines.