Health Policy

St. Patrick Health Policy

Health Exclusion

Students are to be excluded from school if they have a cough that can’t be subdued with cough suppressants, a fever (100.4 or higher), or any orally communicable condition such as vomiting, diarrhea, ringworm, pink eye, etc. If a child becomes ill with an uncontrollable cough, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea while in the care of the school or extended care program, parents or emergency contacts will be called to come and pick up the child.  Children must be symptom free for 24 hours from before returning to school.   As with anytime your child is not going to be at school, we ask that you call and notify us before 9:00am if they are ill.

Illness Exposure

If your child was in contact with someone with the symptoms above or any viral infection such as flu or covid, we ask that:
*Exposed students who remain symptom free may continue to attend in-person school as long as they remain symptom free
*Exposed students who develop symptoms, will be asked remain at home until they are symptom free

Changing Circumstances
This plan will be updated as needed based on the health needs of our school community.