USD 232 follows the Johnson County Department Health & Environment concerning exclusion recommendations and regulations (see link below). Individual students with specific health conditions are taken into consideration when performing a nursing assessment.
To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your student, please keep your student home and/or make an appointment with your health care provider for the following symptoms:
- temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- severe sore throat, headache, or cough
- eyes with inflammation, redness, and watery or purulent drainage
- live head lice
- undiagnosed and/or untreated skin rash
- communicable disease
Effective May 2018 (under Kansas Administrative Regulation 28-1-6), students and staff with a case of influenza are required to be isolated for seven days following onset of illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most healthy adults with influenza are infectious beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to seven days after becoming sick; children and those with immunocompromising conditions may be infectious even longer. Students and staff diagnosed with influenza who received this year’s influenza vaccine and/or who receive antiviral treatment are not exempt from isolation requirements.
If a student becomes ill during school, the parent/guardian of the student must be contacted before a student is allowed to leave the building. It is important to provide your student's school with updated contact numbers so parents/guardians may be reached concerning illness, as well as emergencies.