When It Is Best To Keep Your Child Home

  • Children with a fever, vomiting, illness and/or condition preventing proper hygiene or that is contagious should NOT come to school. The student must be fever free, without vomiting, or an appropriate treatment therapy for at least 24 hours before they can return to school.

    Anytime your child is excluded from school or absent due to an illness or health concern that may possibly be contagious, written permission from their doctor will be required for return to school.

    In cases of prolonged absence, as well as suspicious communicable conditions, the student will need to have a doctor's excuse before returning to school. Pennsylvania Department of Health regulates exclusion from school for suspicion of the following communicable conditions: chicken pox, strep infections, pink eye, ringworm, impetigo, lice and scabies. Head lice does not require a doctor's note, but the student must be checked by the school nurse prior to returning to class.

    For further information contact the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH.