Health & Wellness Guidelines

Your children can best benefit from school when they feel well enough to participate and are not infectious to other students and staff. Here are a few guidelines you can follow to decide if your child is well enough to attend school as well as school guidelines for sick children:

Fever—Any child with a temperature above normal must be kept at home. Your child must be fever free (*without the use of a fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.

Colds—Your child may attend school with a mild cold if he/she seems well and is fever free. However, a child with a severe cough belongs at home, even without a fever.

Infectious Diseases—Children with infectious diseases such as strep throat, pinkeye (conjunctivitis), scarlet fever, etc. must be on medication for a minimum of 24-48 hours before returning to school. Children with infectious skin diseases such as impetigo or ringworm must be on the appropriate medication for a minimum of 24 hours and must keep the affected area covered at school. Please notify the school so we can send out an anonymous exposure notice.

Rashes—A child with an unidentified skin rash may not be allowed at school, whether the rash is contagious or not. A doctor’s note must be presented to the school explaining the rash.

Vomiting and Diarrhea—If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, please keep your child at home.

Medication—Students can receive medication at school only if the medication form has been signed. This applies to over-the-counter medications as well. We do not keep Advil or Tylenol or any over the counter medication for students to take. Parents must bring the medication(s) to the school in the original container or prescription bottle. The dosage needs to be clearly stated on the bottle and on the signed medication form.

Chicken pox—Children who have chicken pox must wait until all the sores are scabbed over and dry (usually 5-10 days) before returning to school. Please let the office know so we can send an anonymous exposure notice.

Lice—Any student found to have live adult lice will be excluded from school. Please let the office know so we can send an anonymous exposure notice.

Concussions: A student who has been diagnosed as having a concussion may not return to PE until they have received written clearance to return to play from their heath care provider. Please notify the front office and the student’s teachers of any other adjustments to their school routine.

Serious Injury – A student with a serious injury attending school with a cast, crutches, splint or wheelchair needs a note from the doctor outlining restrictions and activity level. This is so that the staff can be informed and can take precautions prevent further injury.

If you are called to pick up your child from school please be as prompt as possible. We will do our best to keep them comfortable however, we do not have a school nurse on staff.