Updated Health Policies

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District

Illness Exclusion Policies

Below is a list of commonly seen illnesses and the exclusion time from school established by the West

Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education. The exclusion policies are an effort to control the spread of

communicable disease in the classroom.

FEVER

Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or more is excluded from school for the

entire following day and also has to be fever-free without medication the following

day in order to return to school.

COUGH

Children who are coughing continuously should remain home if the cough is such that

it interferes with their ability or the ability of others to concentrate on school work.

VOMITING

Any student who vomits will be excluded from school and should remain home for the entire

following day and should not return until he/she is able to tolerate normal meals.

STREP THROAT/Impetigo (streptococcal infections)

Students need to be on antibiotic therapy 24 hours before

returning to school and must also follow the fever exclusion policy. (Please report any cases of strep

throat or impetigo to the Health Office so classmates and staff can be alerted.)

PINK EYE (Bacterial conjunctivitis)

Students need to be on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours before returning to school

and have no purulent discharge from the eye. (Please report any cases of pink eye to the Health Office so

classmates and staff

can be alerted.)

RINGWORM (tinea infection)

Students with ringworm may be sent to school only if the lesion is covered and verification of

anti-fungal treatment is given. (Please report any cases of ringworm to the Health Office so classmates and

staff can be alerted.)

Again, these policies are an effort to control the spread of communicable disease in the classroom. If

you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 716-5000 Ext. 5428. Please make

sure the school nurses have accurate numbers where you can be reached during

the school day in the event of an illness or emergency. Having work numbers will

allow the school nurse access to a person they can speak with directly. In the case of a seriously

ill or injured child, the uncertainty and timeliness of voice mail and/or email is not helpful.

Cindy Jenkins RN, MAT, CSN

District Coordinator of Health Services