There may be times when your child is sick and doesn’t need to attend school.South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has developed an exclusion list of illnesses when a child must be kept out of school. The list includes length of exclusion and if physician follow-up and medical note is required before a student may return to school. Click here for DHEC's exclusion brochure for parents.If your child is sent home, by the school nurse, due to vomiting or fever, please follow the following guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases/viruses:
** If your student has a fever, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. This means without the use of fever reducing medications. Fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4 or greater.
A student must not come to school if vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours. A student should have 1 or 2 meals without vomiting before returning to school.If you notice live lice in your child's head, please DO NOT send the child to school until it is treated (the child and the home). However, do contact the school nurse the day you notice the head lice so that instructions and educational information may be provided for you.If you have questions about any of the above information, please feel free to contact the school nurse at 864-850-5930.