Illness and Injury Policy

Illness or Injury

Please be sure to notify the school nurse of any change in your child’s health during the year. For example: allergies, medication taken daily at home, or health problems that we should be aware of for his/her safety and well-being. Food allergies requiring dietary restrictions or that require medical treatment also need to be documented.

Student Illness

Students who are ill or seriously injured prior to the school day should be kept home until improved.  To return to school, students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of anti-emetics or anti-diarrheal medications or released by a physician. Please do not send ill or injured students to school to be diagnosed by school personnel. Conditions requiring exclusion from school include:

  • Temperature of 100° or more

  • Vomiting or has vomited during the night 

  • Rash or skin infection other than poison ivy 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Contagious diseases or infestations - including but not limited to scabies, impetigo, conjunctivitis, live lice, and varicella.

During the school day, if a student becomes too ill to remain in school or is seriously injured, reasonable effort will be made to contact the parents. If a sudden, possibly life-threatening condition should occur, immediate safety of the student is the school’s first concern. Ambulance transportation to a hospital will be arranged. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible.

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