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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:
  • Cast
  • Crutches or other orthopedic appliances
  • Wheelchair
 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 Handbook.