2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Conference/Planning/Emergencies Only)
If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student should report to the school health clinic where the nurse will assess the student and determine proper care and/or decide if the student should be dismissed home. If your student has a known illness that is likely contagious please be courteous to others and keep your student(s) at home until symptoms such as fever, diarrhea and/or vomiting have not occurred for 24 hours. No student, regardless of age, is a allowed to leave school unless the nurse or attendance office has permission from a parent for the current school day.
Students will be sent home and should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:
- fever of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
- vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- unknown rash
- untreated scabies, impetigo
- Purulent discharge (anything other than clear discharge) from the nose or eyes resulting from a contagious condition
- ringworm of the scalp (until treatment has been started)
- Red, inflamed and discharging eyes (conjunctivitis)
- head lice
Prescription or non-prescription medication required by a student should be administered outside of school, if possible. Medications scheduled for administration three (3) times a day will not be given at school without a physician's written authorization. If a student requires medication to be given during school hours, a Medication Administration form must be completed and turned in to the campus nurse. All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given. Requirements for medications are as follows:
- In the original, properly labeled container (no baggies or envelopes, please!).
- Up to date (check the expiration date before bringing it to school), and
- Age-appropriate in dosage.
“Controlled Medications”: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta and Adderall and all other “controlled” (Class II) medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Please do not send these medications to school with your child because of modern safety concerns. All controlled medications are counted by the school nurse and locked in a secure cabinet. All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given.
Inhalers: For students who need to carry their inhalers at school, please complete the Asthma Action Plan form, which must be signed by the student’s physician. We request that a second inhaler be kept in the clinic in the event that the student forgets the inhaler at home. All inhalers must have a label on the inhaler or be sent with the box prescription label.