School Health Information

MEDICATIONS

Parents must contact the school nurse regarding medications in school. Parents must deliver the medications to the nurse’s office and provide a written doctors order. Medication must be in original container and properly labeled from the pharmacy. Please read School Policy.

ABSENT PROCEDURE

When calling in a student who will be out sick, please give specific symptoms for your child being out, so that the nurse may follow up with you. State the nature of illness, including fever, cough, sore throat, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Please read school policy regarding absences due to illness. If your child is seen by a physician, please bring in a note stating diagnosis and treatment

INJURY RESTRICTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

If your child has an injury and is treated by a physician, please send in a note stating the nature of the injury, what physical activity restrictions there are, and when the student is cleared to return to normal activity.

STAY HOME IF

Please stay home if you are ill with fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or sore throat. You must be symptom free for 24 hours. We need to protect the school community from spread of any illness. Kindly call the nurse, should you have any questions.

PROMOTE HANDWASHING

Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve, do not share drinks or eating utensils, keep your hands away from your face, clean all common surfaces frequently, keep personal distance from others.

IMMUNIZATION / PHYSICAL EXAMS

Physical exams are required for enrollment to school. We encourage you to send updated physicals and immunizations as your child has them. Contact your physician and /or the school nurse if you have questions.

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Please contact the school nurse regarding any health issues your student may have, such as severe allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, and any other medical concerns. Some students with these issues may benefit from a 504 plan.