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.**