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Communicable Diseases

If a student is diagnosed with a communicable disease (measles, mumps, chicken pox, pink eye, strep throat, etc.) the parent should report this immediately to the school office. The parent will then be given instructions as to when their child can return to school, as per Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services guidelines. For example:

     * Pink eye, strep throat, impetigo - exclude from school until 24 hours of antibiotic therapy has been completed.

     * Chicken pox - exclude from school until sores are crusted over (usually 10 days)

A student should be kept home when the following signs and symptoms prevail:

     * A temperature of 100 degrees or more;

     * A productive cough;

     * Purulent (green, yellow, thick or otherwise unusual) nasal or eye drainage;

     * Diarrhea (liquid, colored stools);

     * Skin rashes/eruptions;

     * Red throat, swollen glands around the jaws, ears, or neck;

     * Complaints of earache, severe stomachache, sore throat, severe headache;

     * Nausea, vomiting, or recurrent vomiting;

     * Lethargy, general complaints of muscular aches and pains.

Students should not return to school until they have been without symptoms and without the need for medications to control symptoms (e.g. fever-reducing medications) for a full 24 hours.

If you have more health-related questions, please contact your child's school office or our Pupil Services office at 262-673-8042.

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