Reasons for Exclusion from School Due to Illness
- Fever of 100°F or more
- Persistent coughing or abnormal nasal drainage
- Any unidentified and/or widespread rash or weeping lesions
- Persistent pain (ear, stomach, etc.)
- Any untreated or suspected cases of conjunctivitis
- Communicable diseases such as Influenza, chickenpox, untreated impetigo or scabies
- Tinea Capitis (ringworm of the scalp) - Students must be treated with oral medication for 24-48 hours before returning to school. May require licensed provider note for readmission.
Students may not return to school until they are free from all symptoms for a 24-hour period without medication assistance.
When a child is identified with having active head lice at school, the child’s parent/guardian is notified and provided with information about treatment. Students will be sent home at the end of the day and may return to school after they have received treatment at home. School nurses will work with families to ensure proper treatment and management of head lice. Lindbergh Schools follows the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics and does not exclude students from school because of head lice or nits.
School nurses will inform parents/guardians when there is an unusual clustering of head lice cases in a particular classroom, grade level, or building. Continued communication and collaboration with the school nurse will reduce the stigma of head lice, clarify myths, and provide accurate information about effective treatment options.
Head Lice Resources
Screenings and Physical Exams
Vision and hearing screenings are provided annually during the school year. Vision screenings are administered by the school nurse, while hearing screenings are completed by the Special School District of St. Louis County.
The following grades are screened annually:
- Vision: Grades 1 and 3 each year, grades 7 and 9 as time permits
- Hearing: Grades K, 1, 3, 5 and 7
Throughout the school year, vision and hearing screenings may be performed for students with a new IEP or IEP renewal, or upon request. Your school nurse will notify you if your student's screening results are of concern.
Blood pressure, height and weight may be checked for students upon request.
Physical exams are requested at enrollment and in fifth-, seventh- and 10th-grades. High school student-athletes are required to submit a physical exam dated after July 1 of the year of participation. These physicals are valid for two years.