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Health and Wellness

Campbell County Public Schools are committed to the success of all students. 

Students who are healthy have an overall better academic performance rate in school and better behavior in class. CCPS Health and Wellness policies have been established with a focus on assisting and providing resources for students and parents with maintaining a regular routine, healthy meals, and a balance between rest and extracurricular activities.

Please contact your child's school nurse if you have any questions about the forms below or have difficulty accessing these forms from our website.  

Student Illness Guidelines 

These guidelines are set up to assist parents in determining when to keep a student at home.  

First page of the PDF file: RVG-Summary-Graphic-508_2

Chicken Pox- Exclude from school until the rash has crusted and no new lesions appear after a 24 hour period. 

Covid-19- The CDC no longer recommends 5 days quarantine when testing positive for Covid-19. The respiratory virus guidelines for Campbell County Public Schools will mirror those of the CDC. Students may return to school after being fever free without the use of fever reducing medications after 24 hours, and with an overall improvement of symptoms.

Ear Infection- Does NOT need to be excluded from school, unless individuals pose a risk to others due to uncontrollable drainage from the ear canal.. 

Fever- Excluded from school for temperature 100.3F or greater. May return once fever free for a full 24 hours, WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medications. 

Influenza- Students may return to school after being fever free without the use of fever reducing medications after 24 hours, and with an overall improvement of symptoms.

Lice- Current recommendations do not suggest students be sent home due to head lice,. however, head lice will be handled on a case by case scenario, and at the discretion of each School Administration and School Nurse.  

Measles- Excluded from school at least 4 days after the appearance of the rash.

Meningitis- Excluded from school during acute illness. May return after 24-48 hours after appropriate drug therapy.

Mpox-  Excluded from school until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. Healthcare Provider note with directions on safe return to school.

Mumps-  Excluded from school for 5 days after the onset of parotid gland swelling.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)- : Excluded from school until 5 days after the start of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Untreated individuals should be excluded until 21 days have elapsed from cough onset. 

Pink Eye- Excluded from school while symptomatic if school activities include close contact with others. 

Pinworm Infection- Excluded from school until after a full 24 hours of treatment.

Rash- Excluded from school if rash is present with fever and itching. Individuals should be evaluated by a healthcare Provider, to be able to return to school. 

Ringworm- Exclusion is not recommended if the infection is located in areas that can be covered, (groin, scalp, nails, feet) and the individual is being treated by a Healthcare Professional. For Ringworm infections of the body, individuals should be excluded for 24 hours after drug therapy. During the course of treatment, individuals are to be excluded from swimming and gym.  

Rubella (German Measles)-  Excluded from school for 7 days after onset of rash.

Scabies– Excluded from school until a course of appropriate treatment has been completed.

Strep Throat / Impetigo- Excluded from school until 12 hours of antibiotic treatment has been completed, and the individual has been fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medications.

Shingles- Unless shingles rash can be completely covered, individuals should remain out of school until the rash is crusted over and dry.

Vomiting/Diarrhea- Excluded from school until after the individual is symptom free for 24 hours.

*Vomiting will be handled on a case by case basis, at the discretion of the school nurse and school administration, as vomiting can be induced by other means, other than sickness.


update 06/24