Health Guidelines

  1. A registered nurse is employed by the school as the school nurse.  Her duties include overseeing the clinic and maintaining health records of all students.
  2. The clinic at the main campus provides a place where care can be given to students in grades 2–12 who become ill or injured while on campus.  Students at the early childhood campus (K4–1st grade) are attended to by the early childhood staff, with the school nurse available for consult by phone.
  3. It is the expectation that families keep ill children at home so that infectious conditions are not spread to classmates, faculty, and staff.  This includes not sending children to school if they have had any of the following within the previous 24 hours:
    • Fever >100.0
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Excessive coughing
    • Excessive nasal drainage
  4. Should a child become ill or injured during the school day, the clinic will make every effort to care for them so that they may return to class.  If necessary, students will be allowed to rest 15–20 minutes before deciding if they will return to class or if a parent will be contacted in order for the child to be taken home.
  5. A student whose temperature is 100.0 degrees F or higher, who experiences vomiting or diarrhea at school, or whom the teacher feels has excessive coughing or nasal drainage will be asked to go home and should not return to school until he/she has not experienced these symptoms for 24 hours.
  6. When parents are notified of the need to pick up their child, the child should be picked up within 30 minutes of being called.  If this is not possible, we ask that arrangements be made to have the child picked up by someone other than the parent, as clinic space is limited.
  7. It is required that a parent/guardian complete the medical information on the online enrollment form for each student. Parents should keep the clinic updated of any changes in relevant health history, or any changes regarding medication. Care should be taken when choosing an emergency contact—the person should live locally and be aware that they have been listed in this capacity. It is also wise to provide an emergency contact with copies of medical insurance information/cards and a Power of Attorney that legally authorizes him/her to seek medical care in the event that a parent is unavailable.
  8. See Medication Policy for the school’s guidelines for administering medication to a student at school.