As per Regulation 757-1:

Reasons for which a child may be sent home from school/School Age Child Care (SACC)  or for a parent to keep the child home from school/SACC. Students with the following conditions will not be permitted to ride the school bus home. The student must be released to a parent/guardian or adult designee.

  1. Fever of 100.4ºF and over – exclude until student has been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
  2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not allow affected students back before this time so that other students are not infected unnecessarily.
  3. Rash of unknown origin with fever and/or behavioral changes, until a primary care provider has determined that the illness is not a communicable disease.
  4. Head injury.
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
  6. Colds – a child with thick or constant nasal discharge should remain home.
  7. Diarrhea - sudden increase in frequency to more than three loose/watery stools per day. Exclude until student has been symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  8. Vomiting - unless the vomiting is determined to be caused by a diagnosed non-communicable/non-infectious condition (such as dysmenorrhea, dysphagia, etc.).
  9. Abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever or other signs or symptoms.
  10. Stiff neck associated with fever and/or a recent injury.
  11. Inadequate immunizations with known disease outbreak in school.
  12. Refer to the Virginia Department of health's "Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel" for other exclusions/information.