Nurse's FAQs

Chickenpox: school exclusion for seven days or until vesicles become dry.

 

Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Students may not attend if discharge is present
and must be treated with medication. A note from the doctor is required to
return to school.

 

Head Lice: Student must be louse free and have been treated. Prior to
returning to classroom, the child must be checked by the school nurse.
Some shampoos require second application. Ask your doctor about the new
product Natroba, which is a onetime application of a suspension to scalp
with good results.

 

Bacterial infections (ex. strep throat): Child must be on antibiotics for
24 hours and has been fever free for twenty-four hours (without fever
reduction medication) before returning to school.

 

Vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever: May not return to school unless the
student has not vomited for twenty-four hours, has not had diarrhea for
twenty-four hours and has not had a fever for twenty-four hours (without
fever reduction medication).

Yes, your child may be given over the counter medication and prescription medication only if the following requirements are met:

 

Prescription: There is a signed medication administration form completed by your physician and parent for a medication.

 

Over-the-counter: Must have a signed medical administration form signed by the parent for a medication.

The school cannot provide the medication; the medication must be brought to the clinic in the original box by the parent or an adult. If it is a prescription, the label must be attached to the bottle or medication. It MAY NOT be brought to school by the child.

We have an Allergy-Action-Plan that needs to be filled out by the parent and the physician. If it is necessary, an epi-pen and/or Benadryl will be kept in the clinic. Also, we provide allergy reaction information to the class and the teachers. Students are not to share their lunch or snack with others in consideration for those with severe food allergies.

Students with food allergies should provide their own snacks for special parties to be stored in a covered container and kept in the classroom.

We have an asthma action form that needs to be filled out by a doctor and signed by both the parent and doctor. We do not encourage children to carry their inhalers with them. We would prefer to keep them in the clinic. However, if your child is that severe that a doctor has filled out the form stating he must carry an inhaler with him at all times, it will be permitted.

Your child is not allowed to bring cough drops, or other winter remedies to school to self medicate. If your child is having a problem and needs an item to make them comfortable (comfortable children learn better), please fill out the medication forms completely, sign it, and bring the item and form to school. We have strict childcare regulations we must follow that prohibit self medication. Cough drops are discouraged due to choking hazards, though can be given with parent signature on medication form.

Kindergarten, rising 6th graders and new students
Health Entrance Form filled out at annual physical appointment with required immunizations documented
Rising 6th graders need documentation of Tdap Booster
Permission for Emergency Care Form
Any applicable allergyasthma or medication forms.

Returning students
Health History Update
Permission for Emergency Care Form
Any applicable allergyasthma or medication forms.

For those who choose not to vaccinate for religious reasons, you must complete and notarize a Religious Exemption form.

Responsibility for Health Screening

 

By execution of this Statement, I affirm that my or my child(ren)’s presence at School on any day constitutes an affirmative representation on my part that I/we have performed the required health screening below and affirm that the responses to all questions are NO.

 

SCREENING QUESTIONS

“YES or NO, neither I nor my child(ren) have any of the following:”

  • A fever of 100.4°F. (38°C.) or higher or a sense of having a fever during the past 72 hours
  • New or unexpected cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  • New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  • A new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition
  • New muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise)
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Currently living with a person who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or is currently under quarantine due to close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19

 

“YES or NO, in the past 14 days, neither I nor my child(ren) have done any of the following:”

 

  • Cared for or had other close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Travelled internationally

 

I understand that on any day when anyone in our household answers YES to any of the required health screening questions above, I and/or my child(ren) are not permitted to participate in in-person School activities.

 

Need to Inform and Quarantine

 

I further understand, in the event that I/my child is suspected or confirmed positive with COVID-19 or has come in close contact with a person suspected or confirmed positive with COVID-19, I/my child will need to follow the CDC’s guidance for isolation or quarantine as appropriate. Information is available at www.cdc.gov. I agree to inform the School administration as soon as possible, but no later than 1 business day, after learning of my/my child’s suspected or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 and/or the need to quarantine due to close contact with a person suspected or confirmed positive for COVID-19.

I understand that I/my child may not return to in-person School activities until approved by School Administration. Approval will be based on confirmation that the CDC's criteria to discontinue home isolation or quarantine has been met. I understand that I/my child may not return to in-person School activities until approved by School Administration. Approval will be based on confirmation that the CDC's criteria to discontinue home isolation or quarantine has been met.

 

For details reference:

For those suspected or confirmed positive: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-homeisolation.html

For those quarantining due to close contact: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html