Students required to take medication during the school day must comply with the following guidelines:
- A written order from a licensed physician must accompany the medication in the original container.
- Parents/guardians must transport the medication to the nurse’s office where it will be kept in a locked cupboard.
If a student misses school for any reason, they need a note for the school nurse upon returning explaining the student's absence. At that time, a decision will then be made about whether or not the absence will be excused.
A phone call or an email will not excuse your child's absence.
WHEN TO KEEP A CHILD HOME WITH ILLNESS
It can be hard to know when to send children to school if they tell you that they do not feel well. Usually, the best place for them is in school, but there are some times when keeping them home to rest or call for an appointment with your health care provider is recommended.
- Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:
Fever greater than 100.0°
Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
Severe sore throat along with fever and feeling ill for more than 48 hours, or after exposure to Strep throat infection
Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth or rash on other body parts
Large amounts of mucous (liquid) from their nose, with face pain or headache
Severe ear pain or fluid coming from the ear
Severe headache, especially with fever
If your child has a fever, it is not a good idea to give them medicine like Tylenol or Motrin and send them to school because as soon as the medicine wears off, the fever may return and you will be called to come and pick up your child. Please keep children home for 24 hours after the fever ends or they have completed 24 hours of medication if prescribed by your health care provider. If you find your child is frequently asking to stay home from school, if they are falling behind or appear anxious about school, or if there does not appear to be any physical symptoms, contact your school nurse and your health care provider to discuss your concerns. Remind children to throw away used tissues, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, keep their hands away from their face, and to wash hands often with soap and warm water will help keep everyone healthier.
Any student that is COVID positive will need to quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask when in school for the following 5 days.
If your child is exposed/close contact in school, you will be notified, or exposed/close contact at home or in the community we trust that you will use your best judgement. We RECOMMEND that they stay home for 5 days, RECOMMEND testing (there are test kits available in the nurses' office), and also RECOMMEND wearing a mask for 10 days when in school attendance.
Exposure/close contact = within 6 feet for over 15 minutes without a mask on
*These are not requirements, only strongly recommended.
If a student is COVID Positive the student must remain home for 5 days. Day 0 being the date of symptom onset OR date of positive test if asymptomatic, the next day is day 1. Day 5 is the last date of quarantine to return to school on day 6.
Days 6-10 the student is REQUIRED to wear a mask in school, or stay home through day 10 to return on day 11.
*Any type of testing is acceptable for POSITIVE cases.
If your child has any of the potential COVID symptoms, such as - cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, we RECOMMEND that they stay home for 5 days, RECOMMEND testing (there are test kits available in the nurses' office), and also RECOMMEND wearing a mask when in school attendance.
*These are not requirements, only strongly recommended. (Unless the student tests positive for COVID)