LCS Health & Wellness

  • The health services department coordinates and provides health and social services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.

    Too Sick for School?

    Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision to make. When trying to decide, use these guidelines to help make the best decision.

    • Fever: Keep a child home if they have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
      Important note: Due to the coronavirus we will be following guidelines advised to schools by Florida State Department of Public Health
    • Sore throat: Be mindful of sore throats, especially those with a fever or swollen glands in the neck. If your child has strep throat, they can to return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.
    • Diarrhea: Three or more loose stools in a 24-hour period.
    • Vomiting: Keep a child home if they've thrown up two or more times in a 24-hour period.
    • Rash: Watch for rashes, especially those that cause a fever, itching or swelling.
    • Chronic cough and/or green nose discharge: These conditions may be contagious and require treatment. Please visit your healthcare provider.
    • Ear: Any ear pain with a fever should be evaluated by a physician. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
    • Eye Redness: Eyes that have matted or crust on the eyelids after sleep, mucus or pus drainage, redness, and pain should be evaluated by a health care professional for possible "pink eye" or conjunctivitis.
    • Lice or Scabies: Your child is able to return to school after treatment.
    • Chicken Pox: Children with Chicken Pox must remain home for five days after the beginning of blisters, or until all pox are scabbed over and dry.
    • Other Symptoms: Unusually tired, pale, has a lack of appetite, is difficult to wake, confused or irritable. If symptoms persist, check with your doctor or the school nurse.


  • Leon County Schools emphasizes the benefits of good physical, psychological, and financial health to its employees and creates a workplace culture that recognizes and rewards medical, mental, and fiscal wellness. 

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