The Health Office is managed by a Health Aide who has First Aid and CPR training. The Health Aide cannot diagnose or treat any illness, but is there to manage minor mishaps and ailments. Your child should not be in school if he or she has a fever, a rash of undetermined cause, vomiting or diarrhea, conjunctivitis (pink eye), chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm, or head lice unless they have been treated medically or are symptom free. A child who has vomited, has had diarrhea or a temperature of 100 ° F. or greater will be sent home. Additionally, your child should remain symptom and/or fever free for a period of 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school.
A student emergency card is kept in the office. The card is used to contact parents or designated adults if an emergency arises. Most calls are made simply because the child is feeling ill and needs to be sent home. If you are called to pick up a sick child, please come to the health office located within the school office.
Parents should be aware of the importance of the emergency contacts and phone number section of the emergency card. These are the people called in the event of an emergency. It is imperative that the school office be informed of any changes in address, phone number, parent’s employment, guardianship, emergency numbers and e-mail.
If your child needs to take prescription medication at school it is necessary for the parent to sign a consent form. These forms are available in the Health Office. Prescription medication must be in the original, labeled container as prepared by a pharmacist and include: the patient name, name of medication, dosage, and time to be given. An over-the-counter medication must be in the original packaging, with all directions, dosages, compound contents, and proportions clearly marked. A signed physician’s statement indicating the necessity must accompany any request for administration of over-the-counter medicine.