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We would like to take this opportunity to review the Exclusion for Illness Guidelines that are currently in place in the Hebron Public School System. Sending your child to school sick increases the chance of other students becoming ill. These guidelines help support your student as well as those that may be immunocompromised or medically fragile within our school community.

Children can become sick quickly and infections spread easily among children. With this in mind, please look for any of the symptoms outlined below that may require your child to remain home for the day or be removed from the school setting due to illness.

Symptoms Requiring Your Child to Remain at Home or Be Sent Home from School Setting

SYMPTOM DESCRIPTION
FEVER: Fever is defined as having a temperature of 100°F or higher. The child MUST be FEVER FREE for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
DIARRHEA: Runny, watery or bloody stools. Child should remain home for 24 hours post last episode of diarrhea.
VOMITTING: Child must be kept home for 24 hours post last vomiting episode.
BODY RASH : Body rashes in children can be common. However, if the rash is accompanied by a fever, the child should remain home. If a rash appears to be crusty or “oozing,” child should be taken to pediatrician for diagnosis and receive a note to return to school.
SORE THROAT: If your child is diagnosed with Strep Throat, the child MUST be on antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
EYE DISCHARGE: Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye or “Pink Eye.” Student must remain home until treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours and symptoms of infection are resolved, or a note form the child’s physician stating condition is not contagious.
EARACHE: If persistent or if accompanied by fever or discharge from the ear, student should be seen by family physician. The child MUST be FEVER FREE for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.
RUNNY NOSE AND/OR COUGH: Children experience runny noses frequently during the winter and spring months. However, if your child has thick yellow or green discharge, or requires frequent/constant wiping of the discharge, or has an excessive, uncontrollable, or painful cough the child should remain home.
HEAD LICE: When a case of lice is identified, the student will be sent home where he or she should receive treatment for lice. The child may be readmitted only after school nurse evaluation that treatment has been effective.