Health Awareness

Prevention of the spread of communicable diseases among school children requires that students with symptoms of mumps, measles, fifth disease, chickenpox, scarlet fever, strep throat, pediulosis, ringworm, scabies, impetigo, or whooping cough remain out of school until cleared to return to school by your physician.

Please keep your child home if he/she has any signs of illness, such as fever, chills, sore throat, very runny nose, severe coughing, skin eruptions, stomach cramps, diarrhea, etc. Your child should have a normal temperature for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please see your family physician for illnesses and injuries sustained at home. The School Nurse should be kept advised of such conditions, but she may not be used as a primary source of treatment or diagnosis for these conditions.

Students who are returning to school after and absence of five or more days must provide a written note from a physician describing the nature of the problem requiring the absence and clearing the student to return to school.

Students who are to be restricted from any activity, such as physical education, must present a note from a physician to the school nurse.

NO STUDENT MAY POSSESS OR USE MEDICATIONS, PILLS, DRUGS, NARCOTICS, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO,etc., while in school or at any school function.

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