The school will observe recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding communicable diseases. The district has also provided a communicable diseases chart for the more common diseases, their symptoms and the exclusion period for your child.
- Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has a communicable disease.
- In certain cases, students with a communicable disease may be excluded from school or sent home from school following notification of the parent or guardian.
- The school will provide written instructions to the parent / guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the communicable disease.
- A student excluded because of a communicable disease will be permitted to return to school only when the parent / guardian brings to the school a letter from the student’s doctor stating that the student is no longer contagious or at risk of spreading the communicable disease.
These diseases come in many forms, if children present with symptoms of any of the following diseases or other communicable diseases they will be sent home for further evaluation by a healthcare provider. For some of these diseases, we are mandated to report the occurrence of these diseases to the Illinois Department of Health. In some cases, proof of treatment may be required for return to school. Children who are not completely immunized for a childhood disease may be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of that disease. If your child develops any communicable disease, such as, chicken pox, strep throat, scarlet fever, mumps, whooping cough, tuberculosis, measles or any other communicable diseases, please notify the school nurse immediately.