Student Health Guidelines

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 
If your student has a communicable condition such as chicken pox, pink eye, lice, strep throat, or ringworm, please notify your school Health Office.

Is your child well enough to go to school? 
To prevent the spread of illness, when students are ill, we recommend they stay home. For questions concerning when your student should stay home, please note these general guidelines: 

  • If your student has had a fever of 100 degrees or more, we recommend staying home until 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal. 

  • If your student has had vomiting or diarrhea, we recommend staying home until 24 hours after the last episode. 

  • If your student has a bad cold with a cough, green and/or yellow nasal drainage, decreased appetite or interrupted sleep, we recommend that you check with your family physician before sending your student to school. 
  • If your student has red eyes with drainage or matter, do not send your student to school until after checking with your family physician. 

  • If your student has an undiagnosed rash, check with your family physician before sending your student to school.

In addition: 

  • If your student has been started on antibiotics we recommend returning to school no sooner than 24 hours after the first dose has been given.  

  • Please report your child's absence by calling their school each day they are absent.


PHYSICAL AND DENTAL EXAMINATIONS 

It is strongly recommended that children have a complete physical exam before entering kindergarten and grade 7. Students participating in athletics must have a physical exam every three years. A dental exam is recommended at least once a year. 

COLD WEATHER 
In the elementary grades, the children do play outdoors daily except in sub-zero temperatures. Please remember to dress your child for the cold weather with a coat, hat, mittens, extra socks, and boots. 
 
ALLERGY ALERT 
People of all ages have sensitivities that may cause serious health reactions. The following are SOME of the things that might make someone with allergies ill: latex balloons, latex bandaids, chocolate, pets, and peanuts, nuts, or nut products. Please consider this when sharing food or other items with your child's class. 

HEALTHY KIDS ARE BETTER LEARNERS 
Ways to help your kids stay healthy include seeing that they: 

  • Eat a balanced diet including a nutritious breakfast
  • Get adequate exercise
  • Get enough rest, about 8-12 hours depending on your child
  • Maintain a good balance of work and play
  • Wash hands: 
    • Before and after eating
    • Before and after eating 
    • After using the bathroom
    • After playing outside 
    • After coughing, sneezing or blowing nose, and whenever hands look, feel, or smell unclean

EMERGENCY CARDS 
At the start of the school year or upon enrollment of your student, you will receive an emergency card. This contains important information to help us contact you if your child becomes ill or injured during the school day. 

List two people who have agreed to be contacted and would be available to pickup and/or provide care for your student. Please keep the school updated on phone number changes so we always have correct information.