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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

The goal of the Health and Wellness department is to advocate for our students with any type of disease process or medical concerns that may need to be addressed while at school. While striving to provide a safe and healthy school environment, we also provide education and guidance to school staff on issues related to school health.  In addition to providing staff education, we also follow-up on health concerns, support students with emergency plans for medical needs, address student specific health concerns, and certify First Responder Teams in each building in First Aid/CPR/AED.

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When to Keep Your Child Home

If your child comes to school sick or becomes ill at school, we will call you and ask that you pick up your child immediately. If we cannot reach you, we will call your emergency contact person to pick up your child. If there is an extreme emergency regarding your child, 911 will be called. 

To help reduce the spread of illness to students and staff, please keep your child home for the reasons below.  Parents are strongly encouraged to have their child seen by their medical provider.  All students are excluded from school until fully recovered and be at least 24 hours free from fever before returning to school without any fever reducing medication. Symptoms unrelated to a preexisting health condition.

  • Severely ill: A child is lethargic or less responsive, has difficulty breathing or has a rapidly spreading rash.

  • Fever: A child with a temperature over 100.4°F and respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, sore throat). The child should not return until 24 hours of no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications

  • Red or running eyes, persistent sneezing, or thick discharge from the nose.

  • Rash: Check with a doctor before bringing a child to school with a rash.  Sores and crusts on the scalp face or body particularly if red and swollen or draining.  Any skin eruptions or rash (children with rashes must be kept home until a diagnosis by a health physician is made.) Undiagnosed rashes pose a health threat to other students and adults

  • Persistent and productive cough

  • Sore throat

  • Pain and stiffness in neck or sore glands in neck

  • Nausea and Vomiting: A child who has vomited 2 or more times in 24 hours should stay home.  S/he may return to school after 24 hours without vomiting and is back on a regular diet.

  • Diarrhea: A child who has 2 or more loose stools in 24 hours should stay home. S/he may return to school after being diarrhea-free for 24 hours.

  • Persistent abdominal pain: A child with abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours or intermittent pain associated with fever or other symptoms
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