Dedicated to ensuring that your child is safe and healthy while at school and working with you to guide your children on a path toward total wellness.
If your child will be absent from school you MUST leave a message on my voicemail or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a detailed message regarding the reason that your child will not attend school.
TEMPERATURE: Your child MUST remain home if he/she has a fever over 100º. Your child should be fever-free, without medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.
DIARRHEA or VOMITING: Your child should be free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES/ CONDITION: Your child must remain home when he/she shows symptoms of a contagious disease such as strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), flu, impetigo, ringworm, or if head lice is suspected. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions. If your child is not feeling well enough to stay at school for the whole day, please do not send them for a field trip.
NASAL DISCHARGE: We know it can be difficult for working parents to have a sick child at home. However if your child has copious, continuous or uncontrollable nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff. Please keep your child at home until the secretions are more controlled.
Thank you for your cooperation in following these health precautions to protect your child and other children from illnesses.
Sometimes medications need to be given during school hours. In school, only the school nurse can administer medication. Certain procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all children. No medication will be given, including over-the-counter products, without parental and medical authorization for administration. Forms may be obtained through the main office or the school nurse, or may be downloaded directly.
If your child needs to be on medication in school, please follow these guidelines:
PRESCRIPTION ORDER: When you go to the doctor, have the doctor write an order and it will be filed with the school nurse. Your physician can fax an order for medication to school.
LABELED PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER: At the pharmacy, ask for a container for school with a complete prescription label on it, or if it's an over-the-counter medication, the label on the container is sufficient.
PERMISSION SLIP: The request to administer must be signed by the parent.
PERSONAL ADULT DELIVERY: Parent/guardian MUST bring the medication into school personally. Do not send with child.