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Sick Child Guidelines
*Please note: No child will be released without a parent/guardian notification.

It is our goal to keep the school environment as healthy as possible for all children. To protect your child as well as others please keep the following guidelines in mind. A child will be sent home if he or she has:
  • A temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • Active vomiting or diarrhea
  • Suspected contagious illness
  • A serious injury or appears obviously ill 
Please be aware that we encourage students to stay in class when possible. If you, as a parent or guardian are called by the school nurse, please pick up your child in a timely manner.

Guidelines for parents to follow to avoid exposing other children to possibly contagious illnesses are as follows:
  • Children with a temperature above 100 degrees must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If a child vomits or has diarrhea during the night or in the morning before school, that child should be kept at home for 24 hours from the last episode. 
  • If they have red swollen eyes that itch, have purulent drainage, or have a crusty appearance upon awakening, they should be kept home and see a doctor. 
  • If they have a productive cough that cannot be controlled with medication they should stay home. 
  • If they have been diagnosed with a communicable illness such as chickenpox, impetigo, scabies, lice and/or ringworm.
  • In addition, injuries that happen at home or over the weekend should be taken care of before returning to school.
Communicable Diseases Guidelines
Parents often ask about sending their child to schools with a communicable disease. Keystone Oaks School District follows guidelines from the Allegheny County Health Department.

  • Pink Eye: Child is excluded from school for 24 hours after the initiation of treatment 
  • Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever: Child is excluded from school for 24 hours after the initiation of treatment 
  • Lice: Child is excluded from school until treated with a pediculicidal agent. Students who have been excluded must be checked by the School Nurse and found to be free of lice eggs before re-entering the building. 
  • Chicken Pox: Child is excluded from school until all blisters are dried and crusted, usually five days from the last crop of blisters to errupt. 
  • Impetigo, scabies and ringworm: Child is excluded from school until judged non-infectious by the physician or by the school nurse. 
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