Health Policy

ISB follows the recommendation by the Health Department and Department of Education in regards to when students must stay home from school due to injury or illness. If your student has a fever of 100ºF (37.8ºC) they must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications like Tylenol or Motrin. If a student is sent to school prior to this time, you will be called to pick up your student.

Medication at School

All medications at school, including over-the-counter (i.e. Tylenol), require a Medication Authorization Form to be filled out by your student’s physician. Medications must be dropped off to the Health Office in their original container and be labeled with your student’s name. If your student goes to the doctor during the school year and has medication prescribed that needs to be given during the school day, it is highly recommended that you have the doctor fill out the paperwork while you are still at the office to avoid any delays in your student receiving the medication. Please reach out to the School Nurse if you have any further questions.

If your student has any of the following symptoms, they should stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours or a doctor has given them written clearance to return to school:


  • Fever of 100ºF+
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe coughing or trouble breathing
  • Lice (live only)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Unusual spots, swelling, or rashes
  • Infected skin patches
  • Strep
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Sore throat or trouble swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual or concerning behavior
If your student is diagnosed with any of the following ailments, please notify the School Nurse or their teacher:
  • Strep
  • Pink eye
  • Influenza
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Lice
  • Or any vaccine-preventable, or highly contagious disease