First Aid, Illness, Emergency Care
The school health offices are staffed full time to provide care to students who become injured or ill while at school. If further treatment is required or a student needs to go home, a parent/guardian will be contacted.
Students who are ill or injured must be picked up in a timely manner and cannot stay in the health office all day.
Parents must have arrangements in place to take their child home or have a designated person who is available to do so. In the event of an emergency, 911 will be called, and student will be transported to the hospital via ambulance.
Injuries that do not occur at school are not the responsibility of the school nurse. By law, school nurses are not permitted to diagnose illnesses or injuries, so parents are asked to refrain from sending their child to the health office for diagnosis or treatment of these injuries.
Parents/guardians are required to review and update their child(ren)'s contact, medical and emergency information prior to the start of each school year through the Back-to-School Parent/Guardian Portal.
Through the portal, parents/guardians will provide:
- Parent/guardian contact information
- Contact information for another individual that can assume temporary care of a child if a parent/guardian cannot be reached
- Physician information
- Dentist information
- Insurance Information
- Health history
- Authorization for Emergency Treatment of Minor
- Permission to administer over-the-counter medication
This information is necessary in order to provide care and to respond in the event of an emergency.
When to Keep Your Child Home
The nursing staff recommends that you keep your child home from school if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
- Fever of more than 100 degrees
Itchy, red, watery eyes
Severe sore throat
Sending your child to school before he or she is completely well places them at risk for contracting other illnesses and also promotes the spread of illness to classmates and staff members.