Illness or Injury
A School Nurse (Registered Professional Nurse) is assigned to each building. When necessary, first aid is administered for minor injuries and illnesses. Careful records are kept in the Health Office. Parents/guardians are notified immediately of serious illness or injury. As it is vital that the school be able to contact a parent/guardian, please forward any phone number changes, both for work or home/cell to the main office at your child’s school.The parent/guardian is responsible for transporting the child when he/she is released due to illness/injury.
The School Nurse must have contacted a parent/guardian or a designee before the ill or injured student can be released from school.
• Anyone displaying a fever or other flu like symptoms is required to “stay home” to minimize exposure to others and reduce other health complications until the individual is fever/vomit free for 24 hours. It is important to note that fever reducing medications can mask the intensity of the fever while medication is still present in one’s system.
• The District Nursing Staff will be sending students home if they have Influenza-LikeIllnesses (ILI), especially an elevated fever, temperature or vomiting.