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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I keep my child home?
  • a fever of 100.F or > (must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication)
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • an unexplained rash or draining sores (physician's note required for return to school)
  • been on antibiotics less than a full 24 hour period for strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, or other contagious
  • illnesses (physician's note required for return to school)
  • pink/red eyes (physician's note required for return to school)
  • a cold in the active stages with secretions that cannot be contained
What should I do if my child requires medications to be taken during school hours?
 
  • You may go to my Health Office Forms page and download the district "Authorization for Medication Administration" form.
  • Complete the form including parent section on top half and physician order and signature on the lower half.
  • Please be sure MD indicates dosage (mg.'s) of medication on the form.
  • Deliver medication in box that is labeled from pharmacy or in the original box for an OTC medication.
  • Administration form MUST accompany medication.
  • PARENTS must bring medication to school (not students).
  • Please also check that medication expiration date is JULY or later of the current school year.
 
What should I do if my child sustains an injury, has surgery or illness and needs to be excused from physical education and/or recess?
 
  • Bring a note from your physician stating the length of time your child needs to be excused from physical education and/or recess. If your child has been to the hospital, the E.R. physician may provide the note.
 
  • As always, you may call your School Nurse for any questions (789-4593)