Health

For the safety and protection of all, we ask that you do not send your student to school with any of the following:

A fever of 100ºF or higher the day or night before school. (Students who have been ill with a fever need to be fever-free, without the use of medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.)
• Cold symptoms, especially during the early stages
• A cough accompanied by yellow or green mucus or discharge from the nose
• A severely sore throat
• Untreated ears with draining fluid or earache
• Eyes that are red, swollen, crusting or draining
• A skin rash, unless diagnosed as non-infectious by the doctor
• Open sores not covered with a bandage
• Headache, earache, or other severe pain
• Diarrhea
• Nausea or vomiting
• Untreated head lice and/or nits (eggs) in the hair.  Inspect hair carefully once each week throughout the school year. (See HEAD LICE PREVENTION/NO NIT POLICY section for further information.)

If a student attends school with any of the above symptoms, the parent/guardian will be called to pick him/her up. Under certain circumstances, you, the parent, will be asked to consult a physician and to provide a written note from your doctor indicating that the student may return
to school.


Students at school who have one or more of the listed symptoms, will be sent home.


Head Lice Prevention/No Nit Policy

When a student has been identified as having head lice/nits (eggs), the studentʼs parent is contacted and the student will be sent home from school. The School Health Office will provide the parent with information regarding head lice, treatment, readmission requirements and resources for treatment. The student may return to school the following day if all nits have been removed from the hair. The Health Aide/Clerk will examine the studentʼs head before reentry into the classroom. If the student returns to school and has nits remaining in his/her hair, the student will be excluded from school. The student will be given an unexcused absence if he/she does not return to school for inspection after 2 days from the date of exclusion. Exposure notices will be sent home (only at elementary sites) with classmates every time there is a new case reported. It is important that parents check their studentsʼ heads for head lice on a weekly basis. Please notify your schoolʼs Health Office if your student contracts head lice. We need your help in keeping head lice out of our schools!

 

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