Illness Policy FAQ


When do I keep my child home from school?

If your child is experiencing one or more of the following, 
please do not send him/her to school for 24 hours:
* A temperature of 100 degrees or higher
* Diarrhea
* Vomiting
* Any rash which may be contagious
* Any other contagious condition
(e.g., strep throat requires 24 hours of 
prescription medication prior to returning to school)

What do I do if my child needs to take medications while at school?

1) Provide a copy of the PHYSICIAN'S ORDER with his/her signature
2) Provide medication in the original prescription bottle

1) Provide signed authorization note from parent/guardian.
2) Provide medication in original medication bottle.

What if my child gets chicken pox or shingles?

Please call the school to report the absence and call the nurse. 
We have been asked by the state to help track cases of chicken pox and 
shingles by numbers.

What happens if my child gets sick at school?

The nurses will assess or review the student's symptoms and call the parent or emergency contact if they advise that the student should be sent home. Usually this means they have thrown up, they have diarrhea, they have a temp over 100, or there has been a serious injury. The nurse may call to consult with the parent if needed. Please make sure your contact information is always up to date so that we can contact you without delay.

What is Reye's Syndrome?

Reye's Syndrome is a serious medical condition that can be caused 
when children or teenagers are given Aspirin or Aspirin containing products when they have a viral illness. Check ingredient labels carefully when giving children and teenagers over the counter medication. Aspirin can be found in some cold medications, Excedrin, and Pepto Bismol.

Any other questions......

Please contact the school nurse in the Health Office at:
Elementary Health Office: 263-6800 ext.1262
Middle/High School Health Office: 263-6800 ext. 1435