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Student Illness

Very few illnesses mandate exclusion from school. However, students should be excluded from school participation if their illness prevents the students from participating in school activities or if any symptom listed below is observed.

  • Any new onset of rash

  • Diarrhea

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Discolored drainage from eyes

  • Draining wounds that cannot be covered with a bandage

  • Fever greater than 100.5 degrees

  • Jaundice (yellow color to skin or eyes)

  • Stiff neck or headache with fever

  • Unusual sleepiness, lethargy, or irritability

  • Vomiting

Student will need to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.


Students with these symptoms will be separated from other students while awaiting transportation from the school.


Washington County Health Department requires exclusion of students with head lice. Students must be nit-free before returning to school. Please contact Washington County or the front office for information on how to remove head lice from the home environment (i.e. bedding, stuffed animals, hair brushes, etc.).

If Parents are unsure please check out the "Too Sick for School" Information sheet

If your student is ill or will not be coming to school please contact the office on the attendance line at 503-844-9426
or use the form linked here:  Student Absence Form

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