Elementary Medical Information
It is our goal to keep our children, families, and staff healthy and safe in our school environment. In order to reach our goal, we need the cooperation of all our families to provide us with as much information as possible to properly care for our students.
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK STUDENTS HOME FROM SCHOOL
• Fever – The child should remain home with a temperature of 100.0 or greater. The child may return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine, such as Tylenol, Aspirin, etc...
• Diarrhea/Vomiting – A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and only return to school after being symptom free for 24 hours.
• Pink Eye – It is highly contagious. A child may return to school 24 hours after taking prescribed medication.
• Strep Throat – The child should be kept home, treated with antibiotics, and may return 24 hours after the antibiotics have taken effect.
• Head Lice – The child should be kept home until their hair is treated and there is no evidence of lice or eggs.
If you think your child may have a contagious illness and are awaiting results/information from a physician, please do not send your child to school.
A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. .Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.
Thank you for your attention and consideration to this concern. If you have any questions please call 419-682-2841.
Darlene Repp, School Nurse
Dave Schultz, Building Principal