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Illness while at school
If a student becomes ill at school, they must come to the nurse.  A parent/guardian must be contacted before students can leave the building. It is important to keep phone numbers updated so you may be reached in the event of an emergency.

To protect your student and prevent the spread of disease, please keep your student home when any of the following conditions are present:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or greater
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe sore throat or pain with swallowing
  • Severe headache
  • Severe cough
  • Undiagnosed rash or skin lesions or sores that are weeping or draining
  • Any suspected or doctor-diagnosed contagious disease

Students may return to school when they have been free from fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours.

If in doubt about sending your child to school, contact the school nurse or your child's doctor. 

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Disease and Symptom Exclusion