Communicable Diseases

Do not send your child to school if you think he/she has a communicable disease. Please schedule an appointment with your child's physician.

You should report any communicable illness to the school nurse. It is important that sick children receive proper health care and that the remainder of the school community is protected from any contagious disease. Some communicable diseases/conditions are:

  • Strep Throat

  • Influenza

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Strep throat

  • Impetigo

  • Ringworm

  • Fifth Disease

  • COVID-19

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

Most Communicable diseases can be prevented by following the steps listed below:
  • Hand washing: Wash hands with soap and warm water frequently, especially after using the restroom. Give children enough time to properly wash their hands. (single most important factor)

    Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives - This CDC resource page includes educational and promotional materials as well as current news and links to partner organizations working to improve basic hygiene practices.

  • Stay home when ill: Strongly suggest that children and staff stay home when ill. Avoid close contact with others during the infectious period. Consult with local public health for guidance.

  • Education: Be informed about signs, symptoms and prevention of diseases. Share information with students and parents. Learning how diseases are transmitted can help to actively prevent the spread of disease.

  • Disinfect surfaces: Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Focus especially on frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school.

  • Vaccinate: Be sure to check immunization status of children for those diseases that can be prevented with vaccines.

  • Seek care: Visit your health care provider when ill to get diagnosed and treated properly and promptly.