Health Office

When Children Should Not Be In School

A child who has a temperature of 100 or higher, has an undiagnosed rash, or experiences nausea, vomiting or diarrhea is excluded from school. Any child suspected of having an infectious disease/condition is also excluded and may not return to school until she/he has been symptom free for 24 hours after being sent home or a physician provides a written statement that the child is not contagious. Some of the more commonly occurring infectious conditions in school-age children include pink eye, flu, chickenpox and Fifth Disease. Children with signs of head lice or the eggs (nits) of the louse are also excluded until all eggs (nits) are removed.

Medications at School

Any child who needs to keep medications at school must have the appropriate forms signed by a physician; and the medications need to be in the original container with the students name on it. If in doubt, please contact the health office. All medications must be distributed through the health office. Students should not have any medication in their possession.