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A child should stay home if...
These guidelines are based on the Oklahoma Law which states that any student who has a contagious disease or head lice may be prohibited from attending school.

Conjunctivitis: (Inflammation or infection of the mucous membrane around the eye.) Students with thick white, yellow, or green discharge form either eye will be sent home and should receive medication for a minimum of 24 hours, be symptom free, or a physician's statement that they are not contagious before returning.

Diarrhea: Students who have diarrhea at school will be sent home and may return after being symptom free without medication for 24 hours.

Fever: Students who have temperatures of 100 degrees or more will be sent home and may return after being fever free without medication for 24 hours.

Head lice: Students with head lice or nits must be picked up from school and may return after treatment and all live bugs are gone. The school nurse or health clerk will check for lice prior to returning to class.

Vomiting: Students who vomit at school will be sent home and may return when they are symptom free without medication for 24 hours.

Other: Other possibly contagious conditions such as unexplained rash, will require a clearance from the doctor.

For illnesses which require an antibiotic, the child should have taken the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

Thank you for helping us to control the spread of infection. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. 918-366-1715 / brandyh@bixbyps.org