The following are general guidelines to facilitate communication between parents and school health professionals relating to health issues.
- If your child has a temperature greater than 100 degrees, they must stay home. They cannot return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours.
- If your child vomits during the night or in the morning before school, please keep them at home.
- If your child has an injury, please forward a note from the health care provider indicating any activity restrictions or use of assistive devices such as crutches. If your child cannot participate in physical education (per medical note) he/she will need a clearance note from the health care provider in order to return to physical education/sports activities. Please do not send your child to school with crutches, boots, or other assistive devices unless directed by a health care provider.
- If your child is hospitalized for an illness (psychiatric or medical), a confidential summary from the discharging health care processional would be appreciated. Recommendations for your child might be made by the discharging professional in the summary. These recommendations will help us determine the accommodations for your child’s academic, emotional and physical needs required upon his/her return.
- If your child needs to take scheduled medications at school, you must provide a doctor’s order, including the name of the medication, dose, route, approximate time and frequency as well as your child’s name and date of birth. This order must be updated each school year and must be signed by the doctor and the parent. Medication must be in the original container and be delivered by an adult.