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)