Criteria for sending kids home from school

  • Students who become ill or are injured during the school day report to their teacher before going to the office.  Students too ill to return to class will be sent home.  Parents will be called and have the responsibility to transport the student home.
  • Students who are under a doctor's care and need to be excused from Physical Education classes must present a written excuse signed by the doctor.
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees - Your child must be FEVER-FREE without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Any communicable illness or condition such as head lice, scabies, pink eye and strep throat - A child with strep throat or pink eye must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school;  a child with head lice must be free of lice and nits before returning to school.
Health Emergency
Please make sure that the school has your current home phone number, your work number (both parents if they work), and the number of a friend or relative you will permit to take charge of your child, if he/she is sick or injured.

Head Lice

Northland Community Schools has a "No Nit" Policy.  This means if your child is sent home with head lice, the nits will need to be combed completely out of your child's hair before they are allowed to return to school.  After being sent home with head lice, your child will be inspected before allowing them to return to class.  If nits are still present in their hair, they will be sent home again.

If after a third inspection we suspect the infestation is still present, a request will be made to the Cass County Health Department for follow-up and permission to return the child/children to school.  If the parents prefer to consult their doctor, his/her signed statement showing that correct treatment has been followed will be required.