Injuries and Illnesses at School

Injuries at School

If a child is injured at school, he/she will be given emergency first aid treatment, and parents will be called if needed. If parents cannot be reached at home, the emergency contact person listed on the registration form will be called. If no one is available to come for the student, we will use our best judgment on whether to call 911 or to keep the child in the nurse's office. Please remember to update your emergency phone numbers.

Illness at school

If your child shows the following symptoms, it will be necessary to pick him /her up at school:

APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR - unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable

EYES - White or yellow drainage, vision change, and/or redness of the eyelid or skin around the eye, itchiness, pain or sensitivity to light. This may be a sign of "pink eye" (conjunctivitis) and need medical evaluation. However, students can be in school if there is only minimal redness to the white of the eye and no other signs.

FEVER - temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Student needs to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

EAR PAIN WITH FEVER - Untreated ear infections may cause permanent hearing loss so consult with the student's health care provider.

PERSISTENT NASAL DRAINAGE AND/OR CHRONIC COUGH - may need to be seen by a health care provider.

SORE THROAT - especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck - A student with a confirmed diagnosis of strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.

DIARRHEA or VOMITING - within the last 24 hours.

RASH - body rash, especially with fever or itching. Exceptions are rashes due to heat, diapers, and allergic reactions which are not spread to others.

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