Reasons for Absence or Dismissal
In order to provide the healthiest school environment possible, please do not send your child to school when symptoms of illness are present.
Children must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If a child is being treated for a contagious illness or condition such as strep throat or impetigo, they must complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school.
Reasons for Dismissal or Exclusion
- COVID symptoms or positive test (NPS COVID-19 School Health & Safety Protocols)
- Temperature over 100 degrees (oral temperature)
- Cough with fever
- Suspected infection of eye, ears, nose, throat, skin, scalp (unless under physician’s care for 24 hours)
- Severe headache or abdominal pain
- Suspected communicable disease and/or rash of unknown origin
- Suspected fracture or any severe or disabling injury
- Questionable need for sutures
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Head injury requiring a physician evaluation
- Mental health crisis
- Immunization delinquencies without exemption documentation
Please notify the school nurse if your child contracts any communicable diseases, including but not limited to: chicken pox, conjunctivitis, COVID-19, Fifth's disease, gastroenteritis, influenza, impetigo, measles, mononucleosis, mumps, scabies, scarlet fever, strep throat and whooping cough.
Post-contagious illness School Attendance Guidelines
- Tested positive for COVID: Home in isolation for at least 5 days from symptom onset or date of positivity. May return on day 6 if symptoms are mostly resolved and feeling well (fever free for 24 hours without medication) with a mask through day 10. May opt out of masking after day 5 through day 10 with negative COVID test, and symptoms mostly resolved and feeling well (fever free for 24 hours without medication).
- For all illnesses: Children must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Contagious Illness (see above for COVID): According to school policy, if a child is being treated for a contagious illness or condition such as strep throat, conjunctivitis or impetigo, the child must complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school, and feel well enough to return to school and participate. In the case of chickenpox, all lesions must be scabbed over (5-7 days) before the child can return to school.
Return to school after hospitalization, injury, mental health crisis, or other non-contagious illness
- Return based on medical evaluation and plan created by the provider, as appropriate. Please communicate with your School Nurse or School Adjustment Counselor regarding return to school and any accommodations or safety plans.