Illness at Home / Communicable Illness
Control of communicable illness among children is a prime concern. In order to protect the all students, children who experience one of the following symptoms should stay at home for at least 24 hours after they experience the following symptoms:
- Diarrhea, vomiting or an upset stomach
- Signs of a newly developing cold or severe coughing
- A fever over 100F (37.8 C)
- Unusual or unexplained headache, irritability, fatigue or loss of appetite.
Illness during School
If your child should become sick at school, we will allow him/her to rest in the office. Should no improvement be seen and/or your child has a temperature, we will notify you using the telephone numbers provided on your child’s emergency form. Please keep the emergency form up-to-date.
In accordance with the School Immunization Law (Minnesota Statute 121A.15), students may not enroll nor remain enrolled in school without having provided documentation of required immunizations. All students are expected to be in compliance on the first day of their entry into school this fall with the exception of students transferring into school. Students transferring may have up to 30 days to provide immunization information.
If a student is injured at school, s/he will be given appropriate first aid. Depending upon the severity of the injury a parent may be notified by telephone. When the parent cannot be reached, a member of the school staff may transport the injured student home (if an adult is present), to the hospital, or to a doctor’s office. In the case of an emergency, students may be transported to a hospital or doctor’s office by ambulance or other means of transportation. If possible, the family physician listed on the office records shall be contacted. The School Board assumes no responsibility for medical treatment of students.
We are only allowed to administer drugs to the child that it is prescribed to. All medication must be in the original bottle. The name of the student and the dosage must be clearly stated on the container.
We cannot administer OTC (over-the-counter) drugs unless the name of the student and the dosage is clearly stated on the container with a note from the parent. Or unless have a written prescription from a doctor in the name of the student and a written parent authorization.