Every Day Counts


Fever: Exclude for Oral temperature: 100.0 degrees F or greater.   Students who have fever under 100 degrees F who have no other signs of illness and who can participate in routine activities, do not have to be excluded.

Diarrhea and/or Vomiting: Stay home until diarrhea and/or vomiting stops for 24 hours, or until a doctor clears the child to return to school.

Contagious Illness spread by contact, coughing, or sneezing should stay home.  Examples include flu, chicken pox, and strep throat.  

Head Lice: Exclude for the presence of live, crawling lice visualized on direct inspection of the scalp, and/or the presence of nits (eggs) that appear to be ¼ inch or 6 mm from the scalp. Excluded persons may return after one initial treatment when screening identifies no live, crawling lice on the affected person’s scalp. For more info see DHEC's Head Lice Smart handout.