for Sick Kids
In order to provide a healthy environment, Collinsville Public Schools
has established the following guidelines. These are for your childs
protection, as well as the protection of other children in the classroom.
If your child exhibits any symptoms from the following contagious
conditions, please keep him/her at home. If a child is brought to
school and begins to show signs of any of these contagious conditions,
a parent or guardian will be called to come pick up the child.
Please note that we understand your dedication to your job and we
understand your students dedication to school, however, when
you send your child to school sick that means everyone around them
is at risk for coming into contact with their germs, virus and/or
CURRENT PHONE NUMBERS: If your
child gets sick at school, we will call you. If you cannot be reached,
someone on your emergency list will be called. Please be sure that
all phone numbers are current.
Students will be sent home for any of the following conditions,
unless a health professional determines the childs condition
does not require exclusion:
Appears to be severely ill. (i.e. pale, sweaty, lethargic,
excessive pain in an area of their body.)
Temperature of 100° Fahrenheit or higher (out for one
full calendar day after temp is normal without fever reducing medication.)
Active infectious drainage from any part on their body (i.e. wounds,
spider bites, ears, eyes, etc.) Wound must be covered and not draining
before returning to school.
Vomiting/Diarrhea (out for one full calendar day after vomiting/diarrhea
Abdominal pain that continues for more than 2 hours.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): may return after treatment has started
and is able to participate in activities. Other forms do not need
to be excluded. (such as those caused by allergies.)
Impetigo: Exclude for one full calendar day after treatment
Pediculosis (Head Lice): see lice policy.
Rash: Exclude for one full calendar day after treatment has
begun, or until a medical professional has determined that it is
Scabies: excluded for one full calendar day after treatment
Streptococcal pharyngitis (Strep Throat): excluded one full
calendar day after treatment has begun and fever free for one full
calendar day without the use of fever reducing medications.
In addition, you will be called if your child has an illness that
prevents them from participating comfortably in activities as determined
by staff, or if they require more care than the staff can give,
which may result in compromising care for other children.
Amy Nugent, RN
Collinsville Public School