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Information from District Nurse

Becoming Ill at School

Any student who becomes ill at school will be sent to the nurse’s office. Should your child become injured while at school, school staff will notify the child’s home. The decision will be made if the student returns to class, remains in the clinic, or goes home. All students going home due to illness or injury must be picked up by a parent/ guardian, or a designated person on the emergency sheet.

Note: Students must be fever and vomit-free for 24 to 48 hours, without medication assistance, before returning to school. For contagious illnesses (i.e. strep and pink eye), medication must be given at least 24 hours before returning to school.

Control of Non-Casual Contact Communicable Diseases

Because a school has a high concentration of people, it is necessary to take specific measures when the health or safety of the group is at risk. The school staff has the authority to remove or isolate a student who has been ill or has been exposed to a communicable disease or highly transient pest, such as lice and/or nits.

Note: In addition, students must be fever and vomit-free for 24 to 48 hours, without medication assistance, before returning to school. For contagious illnesses (i.e. strep and pink eye), medication must be given at least 24 hours before returning to school.

Tanya Elliott, BSN, RN
District Nurse