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Health information should always be shared with the nurse, either through a written health history or an individual personal interview. The information provided is considered both privileged and confidential. This means the information will be shared only on a need-to-know basis for the safety and well-being of the child. Please contact the nurse with any questions or to update your child's health history. NOTE: written requests are periodically sent home to update important health information.
If your child requires healthcare while at school, we encourage collaboration with parents, your child's health care provider, and school nurse to develop your student's health care plan while at school. Below are links to forms that can facilitate this process.
My child needs medication at school
My child has asthma
My child has a life-threatening allergy (bees/food/or any other allergy)
My child has diabetes
My child has seizures
My child will need special health care procedures while at school
A student should not attend school if he or she has the following symptoms/ and or diseases.
1. Fever- 100.4˚or above oral temperature; or 102˚ F or above rectal temperature; or 100˚F or above auxiliary temperature.
2. Vomiting and/or diarrhea (abnormally loose, water stool), with accompanying abdominal pain.
3. Thick yellow or green discharge from the nose or eyes.
4. Persistent cough or increasing severity of cough, not improving after 4 to 5 days.
5. Unusual spots or rashes accompanied by fever or behavior changes indicating illness.
6. Severe itching of body or scalp, or scratching of scalp.
7. Behavior indicating that he or she is not well. For example, child is cranky or less active than usual; child cries more than usual.
8. If the child is diagnosed with any of the contagious conditions listed below please notify your Teacher/Child and Family advocate as soon as possible. Your Teacher/Child and Family Advocate will then let you know approximately when your child may return to school.
Chicken Pox Mumps
Cold Sores Pink Eye
Diphtheria Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Head Lice Rubella
Impetigo Strep Throat (any strep infection)
A child with any of these symptoms or diseases may cause other children to get sick. If ALL parents keep sick children home, everybody’s children will stay healthier.
*” Recommendations from the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in a Group-Care Setting”-Department of State Health Services.