• Sick Policy
      Here is a quick and easy guideline provided by PPS and Multnomah County Health Department regarding our sick policy. If you have questions, please call us at 503-916-6036

       
     

    Student’s symptoms/diagnosed illness

    Student may return to school when...

    Fever greater than 100 degrees (orally)

    Temperature below 100 degrees (orally) for a minimum of 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication

    Rash or rash with fever — new or sudden onset

    Rash disappears; written or phone consent from a medical doctor to school nurse

    Brown, gray, tan or yellow drainage from nose, eyes or any other part of the body

    Discharge must be gone or student must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have written or phone consent from a medical doctor to school nurse

    Vomiting/diarrhea

    Symptom-free for 24 hours

    Cough: Deep, barking, congested or productive mucous

    Symptom-free or student must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have written/phone consent from a medical doctor to school nurse

    White, clay-colored, or bloody stool

    White, clay-colored, or bloody stool

    Yellow skin and/or eye color

    Yellow skin and/or eye color

    Brown or bloody urine

    Brown or bloody urine

    Stiff neck or headache with fever

    Symptom-free or written/phone consent from a medical doctor to school nurse

    Unusually sleepy, lethargic or grumpy

    Symptom-free

    Strep throat diagnosed by a medical doctor

    Must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours and have written/phone consent from a medical doctor to school nurse; if no antibiotic given, call school nurse before sending child to school

    After an illness of two or more weeks, surgery, or other change in health status

    Written instructions from the doctor and parent regarding medication or special health needs must be provided to the school nurse