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    COMMUNICABLE DISEASES


    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

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