Parents often do not know that we follow the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC to control the spread of disease in schools.
Following the guidelines in the student handbook, children are not permitted to be in school for certain conditions, including:
- The first 24 hours of medical treatment of an infectious illness, like strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, or ringworm.
- Chicken pox: until at least the 6th day after the first blisters appear. All blisters must be scabbed over.
- Vomiting or diarrhea, until 24 hrs after last episode.
- For the next 24 hours after a fever of 100° or higher (must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, like Tylenol or Motrin)
- Eye redness not related to seasonal allergies
- Head lice or scabies, until treatment with appropriate solution.
Remind your children to wash their hands often. This is the most effective way of preventing the spread of illness. The emphasis on this practice has made a noticeable difference in the number of children becoming ill.
Please notify your school health staff when your child contracts a communicable disease, head lice, or scabies so that steps can be taken to control the spread of these conditions to other students.