Should your child become ill or hurt at school, we have a nurse who will attend to his/her immediate needs. If your child is sick, however, he/she belongs at home. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has: vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours; a fever; a rash or other questionable symptoms; or eyes that itch, burn or are bloodshot or draining especially if they are mattered shut in the morning (these can be symptoms of conjunctivitis or pink eye—usually very contagious and needs treatment by your doctor). Your child may return to school after a minimum of 24 hours of antibiotic eye ointment treatment. If a child, for medical reasons, must be excused from participating in any school activity including PE for more than two consecutive days, a written explanation is required from a physician.
Emergencies, illnesses, or any accident occurring on the way to, from, or at school should be reported to the office as soon as possible. Generally, if an accident does occur, the office staff will administer basic first aid such as the application of an ice pack, simple bandage, or washing the cut. For more serious injuries the school nurse will be called. If further treatment is needed, the parent will be notified. In the event of a serious accident and the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the principal or designee will follow the most appropriate course of action. It is for this reason that it is mandatory for a child's emergency information to be updated as personal circumstances change during the course of the year.
If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, parents or the emergency contact person will be called and asked to come to school and pick up the ill child. We have some temporary facilities to help comfort the sick child while he/she is waiting. However, transportation cannot be provided for children.
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Minimum Immunization Requirements:
Parents/guardians must provide proof of immunization or provide documentation of medical or religious exemption from mandatory immunizations.
Diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (DtaP) or Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP) or Diphtheria/tetanus (DT): 5 doses
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib): 1-4 doses
Hepatitis B (hep b): 3 doses
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): 2 doses
Polio (IPV): 3-4 doses
Tentanus/diphtheria/acellular Pertussis (Tdap): n/a
Varicella (chickenpox): 2 doses (or documented history of disease)