LPS Guidelines for Illness - Student Handbook 2022/23

Parents are expected to use good judgment in deciding whether a student is well enough to attend school and is not contagious to others. When a student returns to school after an absence, a written explanation for the absence should be sent into the main office. School health policy states that any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be dismissed from school by the school nurse. Due to the contagious nature of the following conditions, please do not send your child to school if any of the situations below apply:

  1. They have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed the requirements to end isolation.
  2. They have been on conjunctivitis medication for less than 24 hrs.
  3. They have vomited or had diarrhea within the past 24 hrs.
  4. They have a severe respiratory infection with cough, sore throat or nasal congestion.
  5. They have an undiagnosed rash. They would need a note from their doctor stating their ability to return to school.
  6. They have been on strep throat medication for less than 24 hrs.
  7. They have had a fever of 100 degrees or higher and have not been fever free without the aid of medication for at least 24 hours.