We are asking you for your continued cooperation in assisting us to control the spread of communicable diseases. Our goal is to make our school a healthy, safe place for both students and staff. We will call you immediately if your child becomes ill during school hours. You are expected to arrange for your child to be picked up AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE after receiving our call. Our school clinic is not equipped or staffed to handle ill children for long periods of time.
Please inform us IMMEDIATELY if telephone numbers or other information on your
child's emergency card changes. The information on this card is vital for the safety and well being of your child.
Students will only be released to persons listed on the emergency card.
WE ASK YOU NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF ANY SIGNS/SYMPTOMS LISTED BELOW ARE PRESENT
- Vomiting or diarrhea within past 24 hours
- Fever within past 24 hours (100 degrees or higher WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medicine)
- Sore/red throat
- Persistent coughing or sneezing
- Red watery eyes
If your child has a communicable disease, please call and tell us the nature of the illness and when we can expect his/her return to school.
7th grade students ONLY are required to produce documentation from their pediatrician or Public Health Department of the tetanus/diphtheria pertussis booster prior to the first day of school.
A physician’s order is required if your child needs crutches while at school.
State-mandated health screening programs will be held throughout the year at various times. These screenings may
include: vision, hearing, height and weight measurements and scoliosis. Parents or legal
guardians must inform the school, in writing, if they do not want their student to participate in any portion of this program.
If your child is on prescription medication, it must be brought in the pharmacy-issued container by a parent or a legal guardian. Over the counter medication must have a physician’s note and be supplied by the parent.
Students may NOT carry any inhaler or over the counter medications in their backpacks.
PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR THE FLU OR STREP THROAT!!