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Communicable Diseases

The school has a responsibility to establish policies and procedures which will aid in the prevention and control of communicable disease.  these policies and procedures are drawn up in accordance with New Hampshire laws and guidelines.  Please refer to School Board Policy JHCC.  Students and their parents/guardians can cooperate in the control of the spread of communicable disease by:

        *  Remaining at home when ill, particularly when there is one or more ot the following symptoms;
            nausea and vomiting; running nose with or without sore throat; cough and/or rash; temperature;
            evidence of head lice, body lice or scabies.

        *  Reporting to the teacher or directly to the Health Office when ill.

        *  Practicing good health habits of cleanliness and dressing appropriately for the weather.

    Students who have the appearance of a known communicable disease will be excluded from school up to two weeks after the appearance of the last case.  (RSA 200:32, 200:38 and 200:39)

    Students will be excluded for the following diseases:  measles; mumps; rubella (German Measles); chicken pox; infectious conjunctivitis (pink eye); impetigo; infectious hepatitis; strep throat and/or scarlet fever.

    The diseases of diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, salmonellosis and shigellosis are also excludable diseases.  Students will also be excluded for head and/or body lice, ring worm and scabies.

    All students returning to school after exclusion must report to the Health Office prior to reporting to class.