Illness / Injury
The East Penn School District has established the following guidelines for sickness. If a student becomes ill, he/she should stay home until fully recovered. Please do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms are present:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
- Severe coughing
- Suspicious skin rash
- Influenza-like Illness: Any student exhibiting signs and symptoms of influenza will be sent home from school. This includes T>100°F, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue
Return to School after Illness/Injury
- A doctor’s release is required before a student returns to school in cases of prolonged absence due to injury or illness. Please consult with your child’s school nurse before your child returns to school after a prolonged illness or injury that has required medical care.
- Keep your child home until his or her fever is below 100 degree F for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to contagious illness.
- Complex situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with the parent, school administrator, school nurse, student’s health care provider, and the chief school physician.
Return to School after Communicable Disease
No child, absent or excluded from school by reason of one of the diseases listed below, shall return to school before the specified time has expired.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye) 24 hours after initiation of treatment
German Measles 7 days after onset of rash
Measles 5 days from onset of rash
Mumps 5 days after onset of swelling
Norovirus No vomiting/diarrhea for 48 hours
Scarlet Fever 7 days from onset or 24 hours after initiation of appropriate antibiotics
Strep Throat 24 hours after initiation of appropriate antibiotics
Pertussis After 5 days of appropriate antibiotic therapy