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Communicable Diseases

District 63 observes Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations regarding communicable diseases. This communicable disease chart outlines the more common diseases, their symptoms, and the exclusion period for your child. 

  1. Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has a communicable disease. 
  2. In certain cases, students with a communicable disease may be excluded from school or sent home from school following the notification of parents or guardians.
  3. The school will provide written instructions to the parent/guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the communicable disease.
  4. A student excluded because of a communicable disease will be permitted to return to school only when the parent/guardian brings a letter from the student’s doctor to the school stating that the student is no longer contagious or at risk of spreading the communicable disease.

We are mandated to report the occurrence of some of these diseases to IDPH. In some cases, proof of treatment may be required to return to school. Children who are not completely immunized for a childhood disease may be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of that disease. If your child develops any communicable disease - including COVID, chickenpox, strep throat, scarlet fever, mumps, whooping cough, tuberculosis, or measles - please notify the school nurse immediately.