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

    • Covid symptoms (see NPS COVID-19 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-illness School Attendance Guidelines

    Children must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

    According to school policy, if a child is being treated for a contagious illness or condition such as COVID-19, strep throat or impetigo, they must complete a full 24 hours of antibiotics before returning to school. In the case of chickenpox all lesions must be scabbed over (5-7 days) before the child can return to school.