Nurse's Notes

Welcome Back To School


The beginning of the school year is the time to turn in required physical exams and immunizations. If your child doesn’t have the required forms in the health office notices have been sent home. It’s also the time update the nurse on any changes in health and to complete forms for all medication that may be taken during the school day. All required physical exams and immunizations are due by October 15, 2019 to avoid exclusion from school.


When should I keep my child home from school?

  • Fever:  A child with a temperature of 100.4 or more should not be sent to school.  Do not send him/her back to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the help of medicine.
  • Sore Throat:  Children with a sore throat without other symptoms may attend school.  A sore throat with white spots present, or with a fever should stay at home.  Contact your child's doctor for evaluation.
  • Rashes:  If your child has a rash that you can't identify, check with your doctor to ensure that it is not contagious before sending him/her to school.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea:  Keep child home for 24 hours after vomiting and diarrhea have stopped.  Consult your doctor for persistent or severe stomach aches.
  • Toothache:  have your child seen by a dentist as soon as possible.
  • Earache:  contact your child's doctor as soon as possible.
  • Headache:  Unless severe, child usually can come to school.
  • Injuries returning to school:  If your child is injured and is returning to school with restrictions, cast, splint, crutches etc. the school must have a Doctor's note stating the diagnosis and restrictions.  Another doctor's note will be required for your child to return to PE/Sports.
  • Medications:  If your child has the diagnosis of asthma, life threatening allergy, or seizures, we MUST have the appropriate forms and medication on file in the Nurse Office. 

Ms. Darner BSN, RN, IL-PEL, NCSN

224-303-2838  Office

224-399-8541  Fax

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