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Lincoln Public Schools

Illness Policy

 
Children who are ill are to be kept at home until they have been without fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours. Any child who is place on antibiotics for a communicable disease must remain at home until he/she has completed 24 hours of antibiotic therapy. However, children with ear infections or sinus infections or sinus infections may return to school before 24 hours of antibiotic therapy have passed if the child is feeling well enough to return to school.
 
Children should be kept at home in the following situations:
  • Fever of 100 F or greater or one degree above the child's documented normal temperature.
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Presence or suspicion of a communicable disease such as but not limited to chicken pox, impetigo, mumps, whooping cough, bacterial conjunctivitis, scarlet fever, measles, live lice or scabies.
Children who are in school and develop symptoms of any of the above will be sent home. It is the responsibility of the parent/ guardian to provide transportation home foe his/her ill child. An outline of these guidelines shall be mailed to parents/guardians prior to each school year and shall be available to parents/guardians upon request.
 
 
DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL FOR ILLNESS OR INJURY
  • All exclusions from school for health reasons must go through the Health Office.
  • No child is to be sent home until it has been determined there is a responsible person at home to receive him/her, or with parent permission at the middle school level.
  • No child will be allowed to walk home unaccompanied unless there is authorizations from a parent/guardian AND approval of School nurse.
  • If unable to reach parents, refer to emergency information form in the office for name or names of person(s) who will assume responsibility.
 
TRANSPORTATION OF AN ILL OR INJURED STUDENT
 
  • In an emergency, the ambulance will be summoned to transport the ill or injured child to the hospital.
  • In other situations, the School Nurse or authorized personnel will locate parents and have them arrange transportation.
  • In the event that the parents cannot be reached, other responsible person(s) listed on the emergency information file will be contacted.
  • If a parent, or persons listed in emergency file, cannot be reached, and the child requires immediate attention, he/she will be taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

 

Last Modified on January 27, 2014
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