February 2017

Illness Exclusion Policies
Posted on 01/04/2017

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 emergencyHaving 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

 

 

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