Keeping Sick Children Home:

Sickness:

A student who is not well should stay home to speed recovery.  Please contact the school first thing in the morning if it is known that the student will be staying at home with an illness. 

If a student becomes ill during the school day, he/she will be taken from class and parents/guardians will be notified to pick-up the student.  Students who are sick must be picked up as soon as possible after parents are alerted.  If parents cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called. 

A student must be free from fever (without medication) for 24 hours and have not experienced vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

Medication:

Before the school will issue any medication to a student, we must receive written parental permission.  We have a form available for parents to grant a year’s general permission to the school to issue Tylenol or Ibuprofen to a student.  No other non-prescription medicines or prescription medicines will be dispensed without written parental permission.  Permission/instructions must include medication, identification, dosage, time, method of administration, how long it is to be taken and possible side effects of the drug.  All medications should be brought to the office by the parent/guardian only.  All medications must be in the original container, labeled and kept in the office with the exception of inhalers for asthmatics.  These may be carried by the student and self-administered.  Students must be responsible to come to the scheduled time to receive their medication.  A record will be kept of all students taking medication.  For students who receive prescription medications routinely, parents must provide a physician’s authorization to administer medication.