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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Bloomfield Hills Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy school environment. Updated Medical Action Plans (MAPs) and Medical Management Plans (MMPs), along with our BHS Authorization for Prescription and Non-Prescription Medication forms are required at the start of every school year and expire on the last day of school instruction.

These forms provide BHS with required medical direction from your child’s licensed healthcare provider and allows staff to provide services including medication administration, medical procedures and/or medical interventions. Without prescribed orders, only interventions including soap, water, adhesive bandages, ice and age appropriate comfort will be provided.

Please direct any questions that you may have to our district nurse at health@bloomfield.org or 248-341-5435.

Goals of the Health and Wellness Department

  • Advocate for our students with any type of disease process or medical concerns that may need to be addressed while at school.
  • Providing staff education and guidance on issues related to school health, we also follow-up on health concerns, support students with emergency plans for medical needs and address student specific health concerns.

When to Keep Your Child Home

Sick child

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 with or without 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 health care provider before bringing a child to school with a rash. Undiagnosed rashes pose a health threat to other students and adults
  • 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 care provider is made.) 
  • Cough, particularly if productive or persistent
  • Sore throat
  • Pain and stiffness of neck and headache
  • Swollen and sore glands about the face and 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

Resources for Families

New and updated forms may be submitted to the school that the student will be attending.  If your child has developed a new health condition or, if your child is new to the district and has a medical condition that is dependent on staff support, please contact the school directly or the district nurse, as soon as possible. 
 

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