Illness or Injury
Please be sure to notify the school nurse of any change in your child’s
health during the year. For example; allergies, medication taken daily
at home, or health problems that we should be aware of for his/her
safety and well-being. Food allergies requiring dietary restrictions or
that require medical treatment also need to be documented.
Students who are ill or seriously injured prior to the school day should
be kept home until improved. To return to school, students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of
fever-reducing medication, vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of antiemetics or antidiarrheal medications or released by a physician. Please do not
send ill or injured students to school to be diagnosed by school
personnel. Conditions requiring exclusion from school include:
Temperature of 100° or more
Vomiting or has vomited during the night
Rash or skin infection other than poison ivy
Contagious diseases or infestations - including but not limited to scabies, impetigo, conjunctivitis, live lice, and varicella.
During the school day, if a student becomes too ill to remain in school
or is seriously injured, reasonable effort will be made to contact the
parents. If a sudden, possibly life-threatening condition should occur,
immediate safety of the student is the school’s first concern. Ambulance
transportation to a hospital will be arranged. Parents will be
contacted as soon as possible.