Student Illness Policies


Illness Policies

To report student absence, use the illness icon on the bottom of the HCA App.

Parents should notify the school nurse in the event of a contagious disease (i.e., fifth’s disease, chicken pox, strep throat, pink-eye or lice). Other families may be notified of the possibility of exposure, depending on the disease. 

For contagious illnesses you must adhere to these protocols, which will tremendously help the prevention of spreading illnesses at school: 

Fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before returning to school – A FEVER is a temperature above 100.3 degrees. 

Infections requiring antibiotics, such as pink-eye or strep throat, students should have received a full 24 hour cycle of the prescribed medication before returning to school. 

Symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea, students should be kept at home for a minimum of 24 hours after the last incident of vomiting and/or diarrhea.

For illnesses such as the common cold, parents are encouraged to use discretion when returning a child to school.


Harvest Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.