IMPORTANT - COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - please keep our students and staff healthy

IMPORTANT - COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - please keep our students and staff healthy

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations for the Control of Communicable Diseases as issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the following procedures have been established. 

1) Notify the school office immediately when your child has a communicable disease.  This information will be reported to the school nurse.  A note from your physician is mandatory. 

2) The following communicable diseases require exclusion from school: 

Chicken pox -  not less than six days after eruption. 

German measles - five days after appearance of rash.  In case of girls having a rash, it is strongly urged that a physician be consulted in order that a positive diagnosis be made. 

Mumps - Nine days and until all swelling has disappeared. 

Strep Throat - for at least twenty-four hours after antibiotic treatment has been started 

Pediculosis (Head Lice) - until proper treatment has been ordered by the physician and instituted – A student should have NO VISIBLE NITS.  It will not be the responsibility of school personnel to remove nits for your child’s hair. 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) -for at least twenty-four hours after antibiotic treatment has been started 

Ring worms/pin worms - until seen by a physician and minimum of 24-48 hours as determined by physician in writing  

Hand, Foot and Mouth – minimum of 48 hours as determined by a physician in writing; no open sores on hands or mouth, and fever free for 24 hours  

Molluscum – wear long sleeves and pants to cover all open sores at all times  

3 ) All communicable diseases and any diagnosed skin rash require that a child have a written release from the physician before returning to school. 

4) If your child has a sore throat, earache, discharge from the nose, skin rash eruptions, eye infections, or elevated temperature HE/SHE SHOULD BE AT HOME. 

5) If you have any questions regarding communicable diseases, please contact the school nurse for further information. PLEASE HELP US KEEP ST. BENEDICT PREP HEALTHY – PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR ILL CHILD TO SCHOOL. 

6) Given that SBPS cannot possibly list all communicable diseases and their guidelines here, the final determination regarding whether or not a child may return to school after contracting a communicable disease rests with the school administration in consultation with the school nurse.