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    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 if live insects or nits are found within 1/2" of the scalp. Must be treated with special shampoo and be rechecked by the school nurse for re-admittance to school.
    • Impetigo: Excluded until judged non-infective 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 non-infective by the child’s physician or the school nurse.
    • Rubella (German measles): Excluded four days from onset of rash.
    • Scabies: Excluded until judged non-infective 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 student is fever free.

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

    • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher).
    • Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours.
    • Rash with a fever.
    • Other conditions deemed appropriate after assessment by the school nurse.

    **Please notify the health office if your child contracts a communicable disease.**

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