Sick Child

Is your child too sick for school?

  • According to the Fauquier County Public Schools Policy, the following guidelines are in place for keeping your student home.


    • Fever- 100 degrees. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Active vomiting within 24 hours.
    • Continuing diarrhea within 24 hours
    • Swollen or painful joints from injury
    • Severe earaches or other uncontrollable pain
    • Untreated draining wounds
    • Suspected contagious disease.
      • Chicken Pox- return 5-7 days after eruption or last vesicles dry
      • Conjunctivitis- associated with purulent drainage. Return after 24 hours of treatment.
      • Head lice- return after proof of treatment
      • Scabies- return after 24 hours of treatment
      • Impetigo- return after 24 hours of treatment
      • Ringworm-
        • Of skin: return after treatment initiated. Cover affected area.
        • Of scalp: physician evaluation and oral treatment required prior to return
      • Strep Throat- must be on antibiotic for 24 hours prior to return
      • Any nasal discharge that is green or yellow
      • Any undiagnosed skin rashes
      • Any injury or illness requiring further treatment
      • Suspected substance abuse
      • Coughing constantly
      • Flu-like symptoms such as body aches, cold symptoms, coughs, fever, nausea, and vomiting


    We hope this helps. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our school healthy!  



    Kelly Piselli, RN

    School Nurse