6128-Students with Fever An elevation of the body’s temperature to 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7C) or above is generally considered fever and a possible sign of illness although variations can occur. A parent/guardian should be contacted to take the student home under the following conditions:

  1. Temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher 2. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher when accompanied by any other indicators of beginning illness, such as: * Known exposure to communicable illness * Extreme malaise * Headache * Nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain * Symptoms of upper respiratory infection

The student should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees), or signs of a fever without use of fever-reducing medications.

Adopted: 2008-08-04 Revised: 2009-10-12