• When Your Child Is Sick

    Illness: Students with infectious or contagious conditions may be sent home until treatment is initiated. The Virginia Department of Health’s guidelines are followed by the school nurse regarding all communicable diseases. 

    24-Hour Rule: 

    • Your child will be sent home, and/or asked to remain at home, if any of the following symptoms are present:
      • Fever of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or more 
      • Vomiting
      • Repeated diarrhea
      • Inflamed or draining eyes/ears
      • Persistent cough/sore throat
      • Skin eruptions/draining sores 
    • If your student has been sent home with any of those contagious symptoms, they may return to school when he/she has been symptom free for at least 24 hours without the use of medications, to include over-the- counter fever-reducing medications.