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When Students Should Stay Home




Spartanburg School District 6 follows the DHEC School Exclusion guidelines for school attendance. There are times when a student should not be in attendance at school for his/her own welfare and for the protection of other students. Students should remain home or may be sent home from school if they have any of the following symptoms:


  •           Fever, a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. A student must be fever-free, without fever-reducing medications, for 24 hours before returning to school.
  •           Flu symptoms
  •           A cold in the contagious stage. (Severe nasal discharge that is not clear in color)
  •           Any communicable disease (chicken pox, measles, etc.)
  •           Undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions.
  •           Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 12 hours.
  •           Untreated head lice or scabies. District Six follows a “no nit” procedure for students returning to school after diagnosis of head lice. Students must be checked by the school nurse on return to school and be lice and nit free.
  •           Students with a diagnosis of strep throat must be on antibiotics for 24 hours and be fever free before returning to school.
  •           Students with conjunctivitis (pink eye) must be sent home and may return once on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours and without discharge from the eye.
  •           Students with suspected MRSA (staph infection) must be referred to a physician for treatment. The student may return with physician permission, on antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours, without drainage, and with the wound covered.