Illnesses - Directory/Information

Please review the information and resources provided below about common/ communicable diseases and when to keep your child home from school.

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Chicken Pox

See "Varicella"

Common Cold

The common cold should have mild symptoms which may include stuffy nose, sneezing, and mild cough. When to keep your child home: Child may attend school if he/she is able to participate in school activities.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

When to keep your child home: Child may return to school 24 hours after treatment is started.

Cough

When to keep your child home: If the cough is persistent and irritating, it may be disruptive to learning. Please keep your child home.

Diarrhea

When to keep your child home: Child should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea without the use of medicine.