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Illness Guidelines

CGCSC Health Services


In an effort to ensure an optimal learning environment, students who have a fever (100 F or above), active vomiting and/or diarrhea, eye drainage or rash should not be sent to school. Students presenting to a school clinic with any of the above symptoms will be sent home for further care.  

They can return when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication, or when the condition has been treated by a physician or is no longer present. A student that is vomiting due to illness should not return to school until they have not vomited for 24 hours. A student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school after a diagnosis of strep throat or pink eye. A doctor's note may be requested upon return. Students that have symptoms that prevent him or her from actively participating in school activities (e.g. excessive coughing, sore throat, emotional distress) may also be sent home at the discretion of the nurse. Parents are responsible for providing their child/ren with timely transportation from school in cases of injury or illness that occur while there.  

Information about absence policies is available in each school's handbook, which are available at