Communicable Illness

Please report any communicable illness your child has to the School Nurse as soon as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, chicken pox, strep throat, scarlet fever, fifths disease, ringworm, pin worm, pink eye and lice. CCPS reserves the right to exclude students from school based on the following criteria:
• Illness that prevents the student from participating in activities that he/she normally would participate in.
• Fever (100.0 or higher). Students may not return to school until they have been free of fever, without fever medication, for 24 hours.
• Diarrhea or vomiting
• Rash with fever
• Other conditions deemed appropriate after assessment by the School Nurse.

Educators, staff and parents can help slow the spread of germs in school. The main way that illnesses like colds and flu are spread is from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Germs are spread when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person moves through the air and are deposited on the mouth or nose of people nearby. Germs are also spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk and then touches his or her own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.

Parents please help stop the spread of germs at home and in school by reminding your child to:

  1. Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze and then throw the tissue into a trash can or cough or sneeze into their elbow (bringing the arm across their face and coughing or sneezing into the inside of their elbow) effectively not allowing the secretions/respiratory droplets to come into contact with the air or hands
  2. Wash their hands often with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer
  3. Remind your child not to touch or put objects in their mouth, eyes or nose.