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The following guidelines are offered to help you determine when your child should not attend. You should also consider carefully a child’s statement of feeling ill.

  • Diarrhea/vomiting--A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting will not be allowed at school. He/She must be vomit and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

  • Fever--A child must be fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, Advil) before returning to school. A temperature of 100F orally, 99F under the arm, and 100.4F temporally is considered fever.

  • Cold/Flu-- Children with severe colds, sore throats, cough or “flu like symptoms” will not be allowed to stay at school. They should stay home for rest and proper attention to their symptoms.

  • Pink eye--Symptoms of pink eye such as eye drainage, crusty eyelids, redness, swelling, and itching may indicate a contagious disease. Children with these symptoms will be sent home and should be seen by a doctor. A doctor’s excuse will be required to return to school. If they are diagnosed with Pink eye they must be on treatment for at least 24 hours before they can return to school. Some conjunctivitis may require the student remain at home until all symptoms are resolved.

  • Rash/lesions--A child with an undiagnosed rash or lesion, which could be impetigo, scabies, ringworm, etc., will not be allowed to stay at school. Skin lesions or rashes should be considered possible communicable diseases until a medical opinion is expressed to the contrary. A doctor’s excuse will be required to return to school.

  •  No child shall be sent home ill to stay alone. A parent or responsible party must be there to receive the child.

Click here for complete LPPS health rules.
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