Good school attendance is vital to academic success. In efforts to keep all students healthy, please see the below general guidelines for guidance on illnesses and school attendance.

    Students should not come to school with:

    •Fever: higher than 100 orally. Child may return to school when temperature has been normal for 24 hours without the use of medication.

    •Any inflammatory eye condition with a mucous discharge – especially redness of eyes associated with any mucous discharge, swelling, or eyes that are matted shut in the morning.

    •Rash with open sores or blisters – unless child has note from the doctor stating rash is not contagious.

    •Vomiting. Student should be vomit free for 24 hours.

    •Diarrhea. Student should be diarrhea free for 24 hours.

    •Open sores that have a crusty appearance.

    •Head Lice: If your child has head lice, contact your school’s health office. After treating your child’s hair to kill the live lice and removing eggs from the hair, students need to be seen by the health aide, health aide plus (LPN), or travel school nurse (RN) before returning to school. Consult your child’s physician for treatment options and guidance. Your child may not ride the bus or return to school until cleared by the health aide, health aide plus (LPN), or travel school nurse (RN). MCCSC Lice guidelines may be found on the MCCSC website.

    Please feel free to contact your student’s health office for guidance.


    Renee Stikeleather, BSN, RN
    Director of Health Services