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 If a student becomes sick at school, he or she should go to the school nurse. If the nurse is not available, the student should go to the office.

Here are typical procedures for school injuries or illnesses:

 

  • The school will send home a student with a temperature of 100 degrees or more. This temperature may mean a minor or a more severe illness. It is important the sick child not return to the classroom because some illnesses are contagious. Contagious diseases or viruses travel quickly from one student to another. In addition, a child with an injury, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or coughing will be sent home.

 

  • The school will send home any student with red, swollen eyes. Pink eye is a common cause of inflamed and itchy eyes. This disease is very contagious. Pink eye spreads easily and quickly between children. The school will send home all students with symptoms of other possibly contagious rashes. Students must stay home until a doctor has examined the child, or the child is no longer contagious. 

 

  • The school nurse or office staff will call parents when necessary. Students are not to leave the building without permission.

 

  • All prescription medication given at school must be stored in the nurse’s office. The prescription must be in the original, labeled bottle. The medication must also have with it:

1. A doctor’s written order.

2. A signed written permission from then parent/guardian to give medication to the child.

 

If you have questions, please call the school nurse at your child's school.

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