St. Francis de Sales School Illness Policy
Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:
1. Fever in the past 24 hours
2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours
3. Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
4. Chills
5. Sore throat
6. Strep throat (must have taken an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
7. Bad cold with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night. 
8. Head lice- unless it has been treated according to the nurse or doctor's instructions. 

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be contacted. 

"Pink Eye" (Conjunctivitis) Information

Please watch your child for the following symptoms.  Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, viral or allergic, so it is very important that if your child has the symptoms below, you should call your child’s healthcare provider for guidance.


Common Signs and Symptoms:

§  Irritated swollen eyes or eyelids

§  Itching of the eyes

§  Excessive tears

§  Blurred vision that clears with blinking

§  Green or yellow discharge

§  Painful dried or crusted discharge on the eyelids


Pink eye can be contagious, and it is best controlled by diligent hand washing.


It is important to discuss conjunctivitis with your child’s healthcare provider as treatment may be different based on the source of the conjunctivitis (bacterial, viral or allergic).  Your child may need to be excluded from school, and this decision is made by your child’s healthcare provider.