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Health Requirements Information

Important Health Requirements by Grade Level

Illinois State Health Requirements


Sick Day Guidelines

When should I keep my student home?

COLDS: Student should remain at home with a fever, excessive cough and/or excessive nasal discharge

CHICKEN POX: INFORM THE SCHOOL NURSE Students must be excluded from school for 5-7 days and until all vesicles are dried and crusted over

DIARRHEA: Student must remain at home until diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication

EAR INFECTIONS: Contact your physician especially when accompanied with a fever

EYE INFECTIONS: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) needs to be diagnosed and treated by a medical provider. Student may return to school after 24 hours of medical treatment and/or a doctor’s note.

FEVER: Student must remain home for a temperature 100F or higher and until fever free without the use of medication for 24 hours

FIFTH DISEASE: NOTIFY THE NURSE and pregnant woman who may have had contact with student before rash appeared

FRACTURES AND SURGERIES: NOTIFY NURSE and provide a physician’s note listing physical restrictions needed during the school day.

HAND FOOT MOUTH DISEASE (COXSACKIE VIRUS): Student may attend school when there is no fever or weeping lesions


IMPETIGO: May return to school with a doctor’s note 24 hours after treatment

MULLUSCUM CONTAGIOUSM: Provide a doctor’s note and cover area with clothing or bandage

NOSEBLEEDS: Parents will be notified to pick up child if nosebleed will not cease after 10 minutes

SCHOOL INJURIES: Basic first aid will be administered for minor injuries. Parents will be notified of serious injury or symptoms

RASHES: Student may return to school if rash free and/or a medical note stating the rash is not contagious.

RINGWORM: Student may return to school with a doctor’s note. Infected site must be covered before entering school

STREP THROAT: Student may return 24 hours after antibiotics and fever free

VOMITING: Student must remain at home for 24 hours since last episode of vomiting