◦Please keep all emergency contact information up to date. (Home phone number, cell phone numbers, work numbers) When a sick/injured child must be sent home, the telephone number of a responsible adult to contact is essential. Please only list people on your census sheet who are available to pick up your child during the school day.

    Please let the school nurse know if there are any significant changes in your child's health.


    The school nurse provides care to students who become ill or injured at school. If a child has symptoms of illness present, he/she should remain home in order that other children do not become infected. As a rule of thumb, a child should be without a fever for 24 hours before returning to school. Sick children should never be sent to school with the expectation that the school nurse can be called upon to diagnose a medical problem. If your child becomes sick at home or is injured at home or at a sporting event outside of school hours, please do not ask the child to come to the school nurse for treatment



    It is imperative that the health office be notified if your child contracts a communicable disease. Children are excluded from school for the following common diseases:

    Chickenpox: Excluded until at least six days after the last outbreak of “pox.”

    Conjunctivitis, Acute (“Pink Eye”): Excluded until prescribed treatment has been given for 24 hours.

    Head Lice: Excluded until treated with a medicated shampoo and hair is combed for nit removal. A parent is required to accompany the student with the pediculocide box or container for recheck after treatment, before the student is readmitted to class. (Rev. 2005)

    Impetigo: Excluded until judged noninfective by the child’s physician or school nurse

    Measles: Excluded until four days from onset of rash.

    Mumps: Excluded nine days from onset or until swelling subsides.

    Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Excluded four weeks from onset or seven days from start of antibiotic treatment.

    Ringworm: Excluded until judged noninfective by the child’s physician or the school nurse.

    Rubella (German Measles): Excluded four days from onset of rash.

    Scabies: Excluded until judged noninfective by the child’s physician or the school nurse.

    Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever): Excluded until 24 hours after treatment has begun and fever has subsided.

    Central Bucks also reserves the right to exclude children from school based on the following criteria:

    • Illness that prevents the child from participating in activities

    • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)

    • Diarrhea or vomiting in during the previous 24 hours

    • Rash with a fever

    • Other conditions deemed appropriate after assessment by the certified school nurse and/or staff nurse