Our school district has medical protocols that must be followed to protect the health of other students. A student will be sent home under the following conditions and we must be able to reach a parent, guardian, or other adult with permission to pick up your child.
· Oral temperature 100.0 degrees or above
· Rash of unknown cause
· Severe Cough
· Immunization out of compliance
· Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
· Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD) out of compliance
· Abdominal Pain· Any reportable communicable disease
· Scabies· CytomegalovirusScabies Exclusion Policy and Facts:HF401 Scabies is a microscopic mite that burrows under the skin causing a pimply rash.Scabies is a mildly contagious skin infection caused by a microscopic skin mite. the mite burrows into the upper layer of skin where it lives and lays its eggs.Strep Throat Exclusion Policy and Facts:HF402 Strep throat is a bacterial infection that, if untreated, can lead to kidney or joint problems. It often affects children 5-15 years old. Though few sore throats are actually strep, it is important to identify cases becase they can lead to kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever.See your health care provider for: A sore throat and tender, swollen lymph glands (nodes); a sore throat that lasts longer than 48hrs, a fever higher than 101.0F, or lasting longer than 48hrs; a sore throat with a rash; problems breathing or difficulty swallowing anything, including saliva; a lack of improvement after taking antibiotics for 24-48 hrs.; A fever- or pain or swelling in the joints, shortness of breath or a rash- after a strep infection, even as long as 3weeks after infection; cola-colored urine more than a week after a strep infection may indicate kidney inflammation. Children should remain at home until you have ruled out strep throat after seeing your provider. Students should remain at home until they have taken their prescription antibiotics for 24 hours.Impetigo Exclusion Policy and Facts:HF403Impetigo is a common skin infection caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or from contaminated surfaces.Contagious period is until the skin sores are treated with antibiotics for up to 24hrs or the crusting lesions are no longer present.Conjunctivas (Pink Eye) Exclusion Policy and Facts:HF404 Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyelid or eye. It can be caused by bacteria, virus or allergies - the bacterial and viral forms are highly contagious.symptoms include irritated swollen eyes or eyelids, itchy eyes, excessive tears, blurred vision, green or yellow discharge, painful dried or crusted discharge on the eyelids. Pink eye is best controlled with diligent hand washing.If you have symptoms, see your child's healthcare provider as soon as possible. Exclusion with students who are symptomatic until physician clears them to return to school.Head Lice Policy:HF405 Lice lay eggs called nits and attach them to the base of hair shafts. If it looks like dandruff, but isn't easily removed, it is licely nits.An Adult Louse is tiny, just 1/16th-1/8th"long. Look for them near the base of the neck and around the ears. they usually cause red patchy spots when they bite.Head lice is a parasite that lives in human hair and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Symptoms: Itching on the scalp, neck and ears is the most common symptom.CDC treatment of Head Lice: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.htmlHand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie Virus)Hand, Foot and Mouth Diseases causes a blister-like rash that , as the name implies, involves the hands, feet and mouth. It is most common in children 10-years-old and younger, but can spread to older children and adults.Children with fever should not attend school. this is a virus, so there is no treatment for the disease. Avoid contact with bodily fluids. Diligent hand washing is the best way to limit the spread.Fifth Disease: Fifth Disease, sometimes called "slapped race rash", is a viral infection that occurs most often in elementary school-aged childrenSymptoms usually appear one to two weeks after exposure. This is a virus, there is no treatment other than to minimize symptoms. Children are contagious prior to the appearance of the rash. Please keep student's home who have a fever. Children with a rash may attend school and are no longer contagious. Diligent handwashing is the best way to limit the spread of Fifth Disease.
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