If your child needs to take medication while at school, the nurse must have it on file prior to administering a current prescription, and the medication must be in the original labeled bottle with the students name, medication, and dosage.
If the student has a severe enough allergy to warrant an epi-pen at home, it is recommended that one be kept at school. Please see above regarding medication at school.
We ask that all snacks and treats be healthy and peanut-free. Since snacks and some treats are eaten outside of the cafeteria, if peanut butter is eaten in these locations, it can contaminate the playground or classroom equipment. Your child is still welcome to bring peanut products at lunch because there is a designated area to keep children with allergies safe and hands are washed after lunch. We really appreciate your help keeping your child's snacks healthy and peanut free!
Extra clothes are available in the health room if the student has an accident during the school day. Please launder the clothing and return it to school.
Parental contact will be made if ibuprofen/acetaminophen is given. This is usually done by email if I already have approval to give the medication. If the student is sick or has an injury while at school, every attempt to contact the parents/guardians will be made. After 30 minutes, an emergency contact may be called.
Dismissal of Ill students
Ill students should typically be dismissed by the nurse, but in special circumstances, may be dismissed by a teacher, principal, secretary, or appointed personnel.
To help reduce absences, it is crucial to keep ill students home. Students may be dismissed from school if they have:
- Severe cold, cough, sore throat, sneezing, or headache, even without a fever.
- Red watery eyes or purulent draining eyes
- Sudden rash accompanied with fever
- Suspicion of contagious diseases, especially if the child has been exposed.
- Vomiting, diarrhea/upset stomach, fever, pink eye, lice, strep throat.
Students have to be symptom-FREE for 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
*Fever Free (under 100.0) without fever-reducing medication
*Diarrhea/upset stomach Free
*Pink Eye- On medication for 24 hours or a note from a physician stating okay to return prior to the 24-hour mark
*Strep Throat- On medication for 24 hours
*Lice- Hair has been treated with an antiparisitic. The nurse will check your child's hair prior to returning to the classroom.