The health and well-being of each child attending our school is very important to us. Although we emphasize good attendance for all students, we recognize children do get sick. Keeping ill children at home helps prevent the spread of disease and is essential for our students with impaired immune- systems. Please talk to your student about positive prevention techniques such as hand washing, coughing into the elbow, and refraining from sharing food and drink.
Parents will be called to pick up children who become ill at school. It is district policy to send home any child who has a fever of 100° or higher or who is vomiting. Children must be fever/vomiting free for 24 hours before returning to school. We may also send home students with symptoms so severe that it interrupts instruction.
If your child has a major or chronic health concern, please call the school and ask to speak with our school nurse so that we may support your child’s needs at school. Doctor’s notes are always welcome to document a medical absence and safe return to school.
Medication should be taken at home with parent supervision whenever possible. Prescription and non-prescription medication may be taken at school only with doctor authorization by completing the Parent and Physician Request for Medication form. Students are not allowed to carry prescription or over the counter medication at school.
The district offers the following health services to all students.
- Vision and hearing screening
- Immunization requirement coordination
- Health record maintenance
- Special health referral processing: health care, vision, dental, and/or community resources
- Emergency care at school
- Supervision of the control of communicable diseases
- Health information interpretation