When a student becomes ill or injured at school, they will be sent to the clinic. If the clinic personnel feel it necessary, the parent will be called and may be asked to come and pick up the student at school.
A child who demonstrates the following symptoms may be sent home:
1. Fever of 100 degrees or more
2. Suspected contagious disease or illness
5. Head lice
6. Possible pink eye
7. Unidentified generalized rash
8. Students who appear to be too ill to function in the classroom.
Children should be free of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever for at least 24 hours without being given medications for these symptoms before returning to school.
The clinic provides a valuable service for students and staff who are ill, have health problems, or need emergency care. The school nurse is on duty during the school day, during school hours to take care of individuals who are sick.
Documentation after an Illness
A student absent for more than 5 consecutive days because of a personal illness must bring a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student’s extended absence from school. Otherwise, the student’s absence may be considered unexcused and, if so, would be considered to be in violation of compulsory attendance laws.
Should the student develop a questionable pattern of absences, the principal or attendance committee may require a statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition that caused the student’s absence from school in order to determine whether the absence or absences will be excused or unexcused.