Health and Wellness

Madison District Public Schools encourages optimal health and wellness of our students, staff and families. We strive to support the physical and mental health of our students, create opportunities for students to increase their health literacy and provide parents with resources to access services for their child. Madison District Public Schools is committed to removing barriers and promoting healthy behaviors to last a lifetime. 

Madison District Public Schools will follow the recommendations for health and safety of our students, staff and families from the Oakland County Health Department and/or the Center for Disease Control.


Madison Early Childhood Center Social Worker Brittany Cowans

Madison Elementary Social Worker Kimberlee Sharrard kimberlee

Madison District Psychologist

Wilkinson Middle School Social Worker Brittany Cowans

Wilkinson Middle School Counselor Mackenzie Wolf

Madison High School Social Worker

Nurse Lisa Turner

Nurse Dominisha Moore

Mental Health Aaron Ondra

The guidelines below have been developed for students/staff who are ill, have communicable or contagious diseases.  These regulations are in compliance with the requirements of the local health authority, Madison Districts Administrative Guidelines, and the Board of Education.

A student/staff with any of the following symptom/symptoms will be excluded from school until the student/staff is symptom-free, has been satisfactorily treated, or submits a signed Physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious and recommended a return to school date.

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or more. Students/Staff must be fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications, before coming back to school.
  • A sore throat that is accompanied by fever, headache, chills or stomach ache.  (a sore throat is a common symptom of many different types of illnesses, but the most contagious is strep throat, which means your child should rest at home and see a Physician). If your child/children’s Physician has diagnosed Strep throat, your child/children/staff would need to remain home until they are under treatment for 24 hours, fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications and a note from their Physician with recommendations on when they may return to school.
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Students/Staff must remain home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea and must be without the use of medication before returning to school.
  • Headache (of unknown origin)- If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms please contact your child/childrens Physician to determine whether the student should remain home.
  • Headache (due to Injury)- Students/Staff should remain home until seen by a Physician and given clearance to return to school.
  • Influenza/ Influenza like illness- Students/Staff should remain home until 24 hours with no fever and without the use of fever reducing medications, and cough has subsided.
  • Norovirus (viral Gastroenteritis)- If Staff or your child/children have been diagnosed with Norovirus- must remain home until the illness has ceased for at least 2 days. Excluded from food handling for 3 days after recovery.
  • Undiagnosed rash over any part of the body-Must remain home until rash has disappeared and fever is gone or until a Physician diagnosis is obtained.
  • Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp-Must remain home until rash has disappeared and fever is gone or until a Physician diagnosis is obtained.
  • Red, draining eyes-Staff or your child/children must remain home until they are seen by a Physician, treatment has started, and drainage from eye/eyes has cleared.
  • Intense itching with signs or symptoms of secondary infection- Should remain home until seen by Physician and Physician’s recommendation when to return to school.

Open, draining wounds or lesions that cannot be covered-Some wounds/lesions may require a Physician evaluation to determine if infected or contagious.

Jaundice-yellow color of skin or eyes; May return with Physician note.

Live Head Lice or nits(eggs) that are ¼’ or less from scalp-If noted while at school, students/staff may be dismissed at the end of the school day, Must remain home until First treatment and exam for live lice/nits(eggs) completed.  A second treatment may be necessary 7-10 days after the First treatment.

An unwell-looking student that is acting abnormally such as: tired/fatigued, crying, difficulty breathing, or continuous cough.

If Staff or your child/children exhibit any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: New cough accompanied by other symptoms, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fever (100.4 degrees or higher), chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting,congestion or runny nose accompanied by other symptoms should stay home and it is recommended to take a COVID-19 test; if positive follow COVID-19 guidelines, if COVID-19 test is negative student must be vomit, diarrhea free for 24 hours from last episode, fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication; as well as improving symptoms prior to returning to school and mask up day 6-10.  Your child needs to stay home if there is a pending COVID-19 test.

The Principal or his/her designee and/or the School Nurse will notify the parent/guardian that the student must be excluded from school for medical reasons.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to transport the student from school to his/her home in a timely manner.  If the school cannot reach the parent/guardian, emergency contacts will be notified to pick up the student.

For readmission to school, some diseases may require a statement from the student’s Physician affirming that the student is not contagious and may return to school. This will be evaluated and determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank you for your cooperation to assist us in providing staff and students a health and safe environment.