Test Table



As educators, we know the importance of attendance and do everything we can to insure that students are in school.  On the other hand, we don’t want a child who is really ill to be in school.  It is not in that child’s best interest and places other students and staff at risk.  We would like to share these guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health with you.  Parents should definitely keep their child home from school if they notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Illness that keeps the child from participating comfortably in daily activities
  • Fever above 100 degrees, taken orally
  • Lethargy, irritability, persistent crying and difficulty in breathing
  • Vomiting twice or more in 24 hours
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth sores accompanied by drooling
  • Pink eye and/or a white or yellow discharge from the eye until 24 hours after treatment begins
  • Impetigo, a skin infection marked by a weepy scaly or crusty rash, until 24 hours after treatment
  • Head lice, until the day after the first shampoo of pediculicide properly applied and the nurse has rechecked the student’s hair
  • Chicken pox, for not less than 5 days after the eruption of the last vesicles (lesions) or until the vesicles become dry