Please let the Health Office/ Secretary know ASAP if your child has a medical condition or requires medication or emergency measures, examples would be:
Asthma, Life-threatening allergies, Diabetes or Seizures. Any emergency medications (Epi Pens, Benadryl, inhalers or glucagon) must be provided to the school with a signed doctors note to administer if needed. If your student carries their emergency medications please notify the health office staff.
ALL emergency medications MUST be picked up by the end of the calendar school year.
Basic Illness Guidelines
Chickenpox: Students must stay home until all of the pox marks have scabbed over, generally 7 days.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) or Eye Drainage: If pink eye is suspected a call will be made to parents. Parent will be given the option of picking up student or for student to stay in school. Student is NOT required to be sent home. A note from a provider or antibiotic treatment is not required for return the next day. If student has a fever, then they are required to be picked up.
Diarrhea: Students must be free of a diarrheal episode for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
(Temperature of 100° F or more): Student must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Fifths Disease: Children do not need to stay home from school or childcare if other rash causing illnesses are ruled out by a healthcare provider. Persons with Fifths disease are unlikely to be contagious once the rash appears. If the student has a fever, they will need to be sent home or stay home until fever has subsided for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease: Child can return once fever is gone for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and is healthy enough for routine activities. Sores or a rash may still be present.
Impetigo: Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
Measles: Students must stay home for 5 days after rash appears.
Mumps: Students must stay home for 9 days after swelling begins and must be fever-free before returning to school.
Pediculosis (Head Lice): If lice is found, parents will be called and given the option of picking up their child, or the child staying in school until the end of the day. Lice needs to be treated that night, and the nits carefully removed from the scalp, students can return to school. Generally, students can return to school the next day if the lice have been properly treated. This policy can be overridden by the Health Office and any student can be sent home if the Health Office or District Nurse deem is necessary.
Ringworm: Student will be sent home and can return once treatment has been started.
Scabies: Students must be on treatment for 24 hours before returning to school.
Strep Throat: Student will be sent home and can return once student has been on antibiotics for 12 hours but has to have been fever free for 24 hours.
Vomiting: Student needs to be episode free from vomiting for 24 hours before return to school.